November 25, 2003 at 9:10pm our little princess entered the world. Katie Elizabeth weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz, which was quite impressive considering she was almost a month early! She was greeted by her very handsome and excited big brothers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on her. There were also many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins at the hospital awaiting her arrival. We don’t do things SMALL y’all!
Wow. I really does seem like only yesterday! I can’t believe she SIX already. Where did the time go?!
My Precious Katie,
I wish I could put into words how much you mean to me. You are the perfect princess that we prayed for to complete our family. I remember being 9 months pregnant and doing that first load of baby clothes laundry and opening the dryer to a beautiful load of just PINK fluff! It just brought joy to my heart and a smile to my face. I remember praying, “Dear God, please give me a little girl who will be my best friend and never leave my side.” Whoa. You, my daughter, are proof that God answers prayers. From day 1 you have been by my side. Even though some days I ask you many times when you are going to sleep in your own bed, inside I am dreading the day when you want to. So I will cherish every warm, snuggly moment!
When I pray for you everyday, I ask God to keep you healthy and safe. I pray that He will place a hedge of protection all around you and keep you safe from harm. I know that I can’t watch out for you all the time, but I know that we serve a God who can, and DOES. I pray that you will take the love of Jesus in your heart wherever you go, and that others will be able to see His light shine through you. I also pray that God will leave me here to see you grow and hopefully give me grandbabies someday. A loooonnnnggg time from now, just so you know;-)
Thank you for enriching our lives and being a blessing to everyone you meet. Happy Birthday, sweet girl. I love you more than you know <3