Baby Girl, today is your birthday. One whole year. That’s how long you’ve been on this planet – how long our world has been a better place because of my big-eyed beauty. You have gotten so BIG and FUN and CURIOUS. You’re adventurous and funny and every day is brighter because you’re here.
One whole year. That’s how long I’ve been a mama. Man, I had a lot to learn this first year, but next to being a wife, it’s my very favorite role in the world. I feel like I was created to be your mother. It’s the biggest privilege of my life, to be the one God trusted to care for you and to point you toward Him. To love you on His behalf.
One whole year. That’s how long we’ve been a family of three. Mr. Right and I prayed and prayed and PRAYED that God would give us a baby, and YOU are that answer to our prayers. It is such a blessing to me to watch the way you light up when you see your daddy, the way you search for him when you hear his voice. And to watch your daddy when he’s with you… well, it’s the best thing. He is such a good dad… with his weekly “daddy-daughter day” where it’s just the two of you, seeking out new adventures (usually involving barbecue or an outdoor project of some sort). You are blessed, Baby Girl, more than you will be able to understand for many, many years.
Wrenn Olivia, on your birthday, I want you to know that I love you more than I ever knew my heart could love. You are a blessing, and an answer to prayer, and you will always have a home in my arms.
Happy birthday, Baby Girl.
Friends – feel free to wish Wrenn a happy birthday in the comments below!