Wednesday, April 15, 2009

tax day and half way mark to a milestone!

Hey peeps! It's April 15th!!! Hope you got your taxes done and in. We don't want the IRS on your butt!!!

On a brighter note, today Addison is 6 months old. I can't believe it. So, here's to her:

Dear Addy -

On October 15th God set one of his greatest plans in motion. You see, that is the day you were born. Little did I know that on that day that all of our lives would change. You came into this world so small at only 4 1/2 lbs. This is because you were a little over 5 weeks early.

That day, Stacey, your birth mother called me. She knew in her heart and her head that she would never be able to give you the life you deserve so she asked us to take you instead. She did this because she loves you and wants the best for you. I, of course, did not hesitate to bring you into our family.

You spent the first week in NICU due to pneumonia, jaundice, other respiratory issues and an infection in your stomach. I was not able to see you at this time but had pictures of you. Your head was big!!! LOL.... but you were still so precious.

On October 21st you were able to come home to us. Was I prepared for having a newborn in my home again??? Probably not, after all Becca was 16 and Blake was 10, they were pretty self sufficient and didn't "need" me much. But I was ready to give you all the love I could.

You were such a good baby. You slept most of the time. You liked to be held by everyone. And you were eating like you were supposed to.

Momma went through so many emotions and fears the first few months. Scared that they were going to change their minds and take you back. Scared that it would not only break mine and daddy's hearts, but Becca's and Blake's as well. Because you see, every day that you were with us our hearts grew bigger with the love we have for you.

Now six months later, you are still with us and we love you even more than the day you came to us. You are mine and daddy's little toota, the apple of your sister's eye and your brother's pride and joy! We cannot imagine life without you and are so happy to have you as a part of our family. We will continue to make sure that you have the life you deserve and have all the love in the world. Even though, Becca says when she moves out she is taking you with her.... we might have to discuss that!!!

We love you baby girl!!!

Momma, Daddy, Becca, and Blake


JC said...

Glad you are enjoying your little one. As you know, they grow so fast!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

That's precious. She is such a beautiful and lucky girl to have such a devoted Mommy.

Missy said...

Happy 1/2 birthday pretty lil one!

Tiffany said...

That was precious! Love the part about Becca says she's gonna take her with her when she moves out. LOL. :) Great pics too!!!!

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful message to a beautiful little girl. Just as she is a blessing to you, clearly she was blessed the day she came into your home, too.