We got back from Seoul, South Korea with Lily two years ago today. I had butterflies in my stomach when I stepped off the airplane. I was so anxious for Lily to meet her brother and sisters. It is a day I will always cherish. I cried so many happy tears!
My sister, Alisia was there to capture the moment and I still can't look at the pictures without getting a lump in my throat.
Everyone that came to the airport to meet Lily fell in love with her. She loved being the center of attention and was such an adorable little show off! She entertained everyone by smiling, clapping her hands, sticking out her tongue, and blowing bubbles. I held her close and thanked God for blessing our family with her. Our beautiful daughter. Our long awaited dream come true.
I love her to pieces, but she sure wears me out!
She doesn't sleep good and every morning she is as grumpy as a bear.
She loves to whine and is a horrible eater. She says she can't feed herself because she isn't a big girl yet!
If I let her out of my sight for a minute she gets into trouble. The other day I found her like this...
(yep...she is also my little monkey.) I have also found her flooding the upstairs bathroom, trying to shave, painting her fingernails on the carpet, scribbling on her doll's face, and trying to make herself look pretty with my makeup!
The day Brittany was born was a beautiful spring day. I was so happy to finally hold her in my arms. I remember thanking God over and over for blessing me with my very own little girl.
That was fourteen years ago. She is now my funny, talkative, creative, and sensitive teenager. She is definitely one of a kind and I couldn't be more thankful she is mine!
When I was a little girl I could hardly wait to get married and have a family of my own. Now I am living that dream and it is just as good as I imagined it would be. Sure I have days when I want to pull my hair out...I get tired of stepping on crumbs and stumbling over toys...and sometimes I want to cry when I look at the pile of never ending laundry and the gross toothpaste left on the bathroom sink. But on those days I remind myself that these days are so fleeting. All too soon these children will grow up and have families of their own. I want to enjoy every moment. I am thankful I can change diapers, clean the house, go grocery shopping, make meals, and do the never ending laundry. I love being a momma to these four precious kids. There is nothing else I would rather be.