Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Lydia!

Lydia celebrated her fourth birthday last week. I'm finding this harder and harder to do! I could write a book about my sweet little girl and still not feel like I've given you an accurate portrayal of her! Nevertheless I will attempt to do my best.

I got pregnant with Lydia after being married for two months. I was so excited! I have wanted to be a mom all of my life! My husband, David, comes from a family of eight boys and one girl so I naturally assumed that we would have a houseful of boys too. We were positive we were having a boy and actually called her a "him" the duration of my pregnancy, but the Lord was working on my heart! I remember getting a bag of hand me down clothes, looking at the girl clothes and actually crying while praying " Lord, please give me a girl someday!". Maybe I need to reverse my prayer now!

My labor was incredibly long with her, lasting 49 1/2 hours, but finally Lydia Grace was born. I couldn't believe she was a girl. We were both overjoyed even though we both would have said previously that we wanted a boy.

Lydia has been a joy and a blessing every moment of her life. I am so amazed at God's blessing towards me in giving her to me. She is such a little mommy and loves taking care of her sisters. She talks about getting married all the time. She also loves to sing and always has a song in her heart. A few months ago she let us know that she wanted to pray to ask Jesus to come in her heart and she loves being a child of God and finding out all of the brothers and sisters in Christ she has!

I am so excited to see all that the Lord has in store for her. I also tremble at the thought of being responsible for raising her in a way that honors the Lord. What a challenge that is! It is so rewarding though to see the fruit in such a little life. I love you Baby Girl!


Aly sun said...

What is is about birth stories that makes me cry every time? I just had an ultrasound today, so I'm extra emotional. Your words about your daughter are so precious! God is good.

PS Do a give-away. That is the best way to bring out the commenters. It doesn't matter what it is... a used book, a pie, $5 in Dutch Bucks. You'll find followers you never knew you had.

Anonymous said...

Hi Grace, I love your blog and check it all the time! You have such cute girls, and I love your photos. I'll have to drop comments a little more often. :)

Ruthie said...

Wow, 49 1/2 hours, what a trooper Grace! Happy Birthday to Lydia! I had so much fun playing with your girls on Sunday.

RachelD said...

You have such precious little girls! I love reading your blog and seeing the beautiful pictures of your family. I always feel encouraged after a visit here. :D

Thanks for sharing your life with us.
Rachel Doolittle