Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, HUGgie!

Three precious years ago, the Lord entrusted Holland Grace to us.
She cried loud and hard for the first 6 hours of her precious life; it sincerely was the most precious sound we had ever heard. We knew then that Holland was purpose driven and so very tender hearted.
She has taught us how to truly love selflessly and unconditionally. Words cannot define how deep our love is for her or how richly she blesses our lives each day.
Holland is our first miracle in many ways. Early on in my pregnancy, the doctors sat us down and told us that we should prepare to miscarry once again as this pregnancy did not appear "viable". We both wept in disbelief.
After a few moments, I regained composure and felt complete peace within. Without doubt, I knew that this child growing inside of me would be our first born and in that we found refuge. Each of our children have been given family names with the exception of Holland's middle name, Grace. Grace is what the Lord gave us that day and it was then that we decided if our first born were to be a girl her middle name would be Grace.
Happy Birthday to our precious, Holland Grace! Being your parents is one of life's greatest joys. We are thankful to be on this journey called life with you. Bless your sweet heart. We love you, HUGgie!

1 comment:

  1. can't wait to see ya'll!! happy birthday to sweet Holland!