Wednesday, February 28, 2007

*Not so* Wordless Wednesday- 6 years ago today

6 years ago today... After 1 year of infertility treatment, 4 more years of hoping and praying; 6 more years of telling people that there was nothing wrong with us, that we wanted children, and finally choosing to not discuss the subject anymore... getting the biggest shock and blessing of our lives... 22 hours of hard, sleepless labor after being induced, and only dilating 3/4 of a centimeter the whole time... her heart rate going below 30 twice and having an emergency c-section, and with her cord wrapped twice around her neck...

She came into our lives. I was afraid so many times during my pregnancy of what kind of mother I would be. I was terrified when her heart beat slowed, and when they cut me open... And when they finally put her in my arms, I refused to let her go.

This tiny thing, so fragile, so longed for. Almost lost , but so wanted. I prayed for you, before you were even in my womb... and I thought you would never come. When all hope was gone, God sent you.

I would be lost without you.

I love you baby girl, always know that.

You will always be my baby.





Mommy's version, click play:


Daddy's version:



28 comments:

amy said...

thanks for making me cry this morning..Happy bday to your little girl. Thanks for posting the words with the pic..What a perfect little mouth she has

Donna said...

What a beauty. I'll go back and watch the videos after my granddaughters have finished their homework.

Angela Giles Klocke said...

*sniff, sniff* Awww....

Ash said...

That.Was.Beautiful.

Sniffle. Sob. Dam Hormones. So Pretty.



Pssst......I don't know jack about photo shop, But I can make an excel spreadsheet like no ones business.

PJ said...

What a bundle of REAL joy! She is flawless...so beautiful!

Happy WW!

Slackermommy said...

I'm a blubbering idiot. Very sweet! Happy Birthday to your little sweetie!

Hootin'Anni said...

How sweet....ya know, sometimes the wordless wednesdays just have to have the story told!!!

Today my W W blog is celebrating our kitty's 5th Gotcha Day (adoption) I explain the photos in the 1st comment entry

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Little Mini Mert!

That is one wonderful posting! I love the videos by mom and dad!

Holly said...

Awww that's so precious. I enjoyed the mom and dad versions too! They sure grow too fast!

Hugs,
Holly

L.L. Barkat said...

completely precious. congratulations, six years ago today... and today too.

mar said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! loved the two versions, happy bday to your little girl!!!

Duchess said...

What a wonderful tribute to your little girl

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

A beautiful tribute!

Thanks for visiting mine.

Sherpa said...

Happy B-day to your little one.

Sanni said...

Awwwww! Happy Birthday to your sweet little angel!

Crystal said...

Beautiful Baby.....what a blessing!
Blessings on your WW

elisheva said...

Wow, how sweet....
Thanks for visiting "Got Bible?"

Skittles said...

That was wonderful!!! Loved the videos, too.

Rav`N said...

beautiful story. she must be such a blessing to you and your hubby. Happy birthday to your girl

eph2810 said...

Oh.my.goodness - she is so precious. I am so glad that you have her in your life.

Thank you for sharing -- Happy Birthday, Anna :)

Blessings on your evening and always...

Angelo said...

Happy Birthday to a very precious little girl! May you continue to be blessed! I'm glad you didn't make it wordless :) Happy WW!

Karmyn said...

Okay - you've got me all emotional now. Such a sweetheart.

and as far as potty training goes - good luck (I have no advice since I am the world's worst mother when it comes to that).

Pamela said...

this was a precious post!!!

tatnlace said...

Wow! This is such an awesome post. Your daughter is beautiful. Congratulations to you and Happy Birthday to her!

Just Me said...

Wow. Certianly a miracle, there. Happy Birthday to your little girl. I'm so glad you are able to have her in your life

kailani said...

What a beautiful video. I didn't realize what you went through to have your daughters. They are a true miracle!

tiggerprr said...

Dang Mary! I just dripped a tear onto OC! He's sleeping on my lap. LOL

What a great story! It's so powerful the love we can feel, and though it's scary sometimes to be a Mom, it's so worth it when they're showing you that unconditional love. :)

Marcia said...

A bestest Wordless Wednesday. . .