Thursday, May 7, 2009

Never doubt our love for you

Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Waiting 9 months to meet you seemed very long to a 2 and 3 year old, but not as long as it felt for me. My pregnancy with you was long and miserable...we all had waited for this day and couldn't wait to meet you.

Bethany had talked and talked about you, couldn't wait to take care of you and play with you. She wanted to teach you so many things.

Joseph, he never seemed to notice my ginormous tummy, or all the talk of your coming arrival...

You were induced 10 days early, because I had gestational diabetes and the doctor thought you might be a big girl, I knew you were much bigger than expected. At 4:12pm on May 7th, you came into our world. All 9 lbs. 6 oz. and 21 in.
The nurse handed you to me, all red and rolly. I had loved you and prayed for you all along, but in that moment, I fell in love with my Jenna.

You were healthy and I thanked God.
You were beautiful and I thanked God.

He had blessed us,

He kept you safe,
God is gracious, that is what your name means.

I just kept trying to find your neck, 3 months later I found it.
It was a joyful day...you made us happy.


Bethany held you first, grinning from ear to ear. Loving her beautiful sister.



Joseph couldn't stop touching you...You whimpered, and he said, "She's tawkin' to me."
When you cried, and he said, "She needs me."
He held you tight and would not let you go.

His kisses never stopped...

They multiplied, just as our love...


It was time for someone else to hold you and you started fussing. Joseph held out his arms and said, "She needs me, I need howd her."This amazing day, was the beginning of the past amazing year.

All the sleepless nights that felt like they would never end...
Diapers too many to count...
All the time spent soaking and scrubbing clothes covered in spit up and poop...
Endless hours of crying, and fussing...both of us
Patiently waiting for the first 2 teeth, and the soon to be 4 more, it's been forever and a day...
How my arms have ached when I couldn't put you down...
I wanted to cherish every moment...
It feels like you have been with us forever, and yet you only just arrived...
and now, somehow, it all went by too fast.

Happy 1st Birthday Jenna Grace
You are loved!!

5 comments:

Kristen & Cliff said...

Happy birthday to Jenna!!!!
Great post Miranda!

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet, adorable niece Jenna!

Mamma and Papaw said...

Happy Birthday Jenna! Don't ever doubt how much you are loved by your Mamma and Papaw! You are an amazing little granddaughter! Can't wait to see you and give you your Happy Birthday hugs and kisses. Thanks for always making us smile.

Amber said...

Why does this make me cry? So sweet and precious. Happy Birthday sweet Jenna!

Lyndsay Taylor said...

girl, I am speechless. What a precious post. happy birthday Jenna!