And it Came to Pass, Fourteen Years Ago Today

...I received the most shocking and terrifying news up to that point
...Which was to become the greatest blessing of my lifetime.

Fourteen years ago, today, I went to the doctor thinking I had Mono; only to find out I was:
  • in fact expecting 
  • that I was about to start my second trimester 
  • and that my whole world was going to change quicker than I could have imagined.

Hind sight = its all been for the best.

I am a better person than I would've remained, had I not had to suddenly focus on someone else's life other than my own. 

Now, standing at a point where the likelihood of another child entering our life seems completely impossible, I am so grateful for the Lord's timing which I didn't understand when it was all happening.

"...Children are an heritage to the Lord..."  (Psalm 127:3)

She's a good girl...the best girl...the greatest gift I could ever hope for: a beautifully smart daughter (who knows she's not only mine but a strong daughter of God) and the gift of being a mother.

This I cherish, as many wonderful women do not know this joy, and may not ever.  (I wish they could know.  I wish I could again.)

So, December's kind of a special month for us.  It's OUR month.

  • December 3rd- the day I first learned about her
  • December 6th- the first time I saw her

Fourteen years later and for forever, Mini-Me will always be my favorite Christmas present!  (5 years later, Mr LKP was my favorite Thanksgiving present!)


Lisa said...

That would be quite the [exciting] shock!

Enjoy your special month!

Chels said...

Maw! How special. I can't wait to experience that!

jen said...

So--December 3rd is our girls' day, huh? And not until fourteen weeks? You were past all the yucky.
Great post.

Lisa Loo said...

Quite a bit of mental difference between the mono and pregnant thing I would think!

She IS absolutely beautiful and I love this post!

gigi said...

What a lucky girl to have such an awesome mom! Happy Birthday to your Mini-Me!!
Dec. 3rd is a great day of the year.

Valerie said...

That is so funny. When I found out that I was pregnant with my 14 year old I thought I would be rushed to the operating room because of some strange sickness. :) Happy birthday to your cute girl!

Nikki said...

The girls are dancing around to the song... a baby does change EVERYTHING! What a beautiful song.
You were lucky to make it to the second trimester, with no morning sickness... I had morning sickness from the day I fell pregnant. I ate so many gingernut cookies trying to stop the sick feeling... I haven't bought gingernut cookies for over 6 years :) Can't even look at them!
Enjoy your special time....you're a great mum!

Connie said...

What a great surprise! Who wants mono anyway?

Isn't it wonderful what a baby can do to a family. Even 14 years later, she's doing wonderful things!

S.I.F. said...

I love this post!!

Just wish I could get an equal shock! :)

Garden of Egan said...

I think that Miss Daisy is darling and truly a blessing to you and Seth!
You are such a great mom!

Love yer guts!

Heather said...

Beautiful post! I can feel the love you have for her! I am so grateful I have met you! You have inspired me to focus on my little girl and not that I don't have a second child yet. It will happen if it is meant to be. Happy Birthday Little Miss Daisy!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Siera said...

She looks just like you and is a beautiful young lady. Hindsight can be a wonderful thing.

Jenelle said...

Happy tears :) Love you ♥

M-Cat said...

Love the Faith Hill song.
And if only Sissy's mom could be the kind of Momma you are! Really! Your baby is a lucky girl to have a mom who loves her so much and chose to focus on her rather than yourself.

Love you!

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