Monday, March 19, 2007

Isabel Mae

Today is March 19th. A very special day. Today is the day, 4 years ago, I became a mom for the first time and little Isabel Mae was born. I remember holding her and thinking that there was never a more beautiful, perfect little girl. I was smitten from the start. That time was so magical. I was blown away by how much I loved her, even though I barely knew her and she certainly hadn't done anything to earn my love. Other than the fact that she was my daughter. My first-born. I just wasn't prepared for the intensity of emotions I would have towards her. I also couldn't believe that the way I was feeling was just a fraction of how God felt, and still feels, towards me. This still boggles my mind to this day.

I cannot believe it has been 4 years. She was such a perfect baby and has turned into an even more incredible, smart, spunky little kid. She amazes me with how much and how quickly she learns every day. I am so happy that God decided to bless us with her. She makes me proud to be a mother.

Motherhood and marriage, while not always easy or smooth-sailing, are the two most rewarding roads I've ever traveled along. I am honored and humbled beyond words that God has given me both.

Happy Birthday, my big girl. I love you so much. May God bless you and keep you all the days of your life.


Angie Hipps said...

I can't believe Isabel is four either! She really is a terrific little girl. Not only is she beautiful, but she has the brains of both of her intelligent parents. It is such a joy to watch her grow and see her each week at church.

Angela said...

Thanks, Angie! She loved her e-card btw. Tell Maggie & Daniel we said "thank you!"

Wes W. said...

Erin Here: " Are you lost?" sorry, but Isabel always looked like Sinead to me back then and I would always sing that into her little baby face. She looks great with or without hair:) Happy Birthday, Isabel!!!

Tanya said...

She's such a slice. Gurl, you got three slices. Way to go!! Happy Birthday Isabel!

holly said...

happy bday, isabel!! i love you a lot. always felt a special bond with little I...maybe cause we spent some quality and quantity time together...i remember her holding up her fist and dancing to "sunday bloody sunday" while i drove your mini-van around, ang..she is special for sure, who knows what she will be!