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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday, Lucy!

Five years ago on this day, the best part of my life began.
I became a mama.



If only I knew then what I know now . . . 
That I would love this little bundle of joy more than everything else combined -- times infinity . . . 
Then maybe I would have taken more time to enjoy every single second.  
Because now -- 157,680,000 seconds later -- I would give almost anything to go back in time to 6:20 a.m. on 10/27/08 and do it all over again.  

**CRY BREAK**

Deep breath.  

My little Lucy Lu (her middle name is not Lu, by the way -- it's Elaine) is my happy place.  
She is the happiest, most joyful, energetic, fun-loving, entertaining little girl I know . . . and I know a LOT of little girls.  
I know I'm her mama, and I have to say this sort of stuff . . . but the difference here is, it's TRUE.  
From the moment she arrived (in a BIG hurry), she has been nothing but a blessing.  
I cannot imagine my life without her, and there is nothing I am prouder to be than this child's mom.  
God may have made us wait an awfully long time for her . . . but she was SOOOOOO worth the wait.
And then some.  

I thought about taking a trip down memory lane and posting a photo from each year, but I just can't handle it.  

(At what point does one stop wanting to sob uncontrollably and/or hyperventilate and/or curl into the fetal position every year on their child's birthday....?  I'd really like some assurance that I will be able to HANDLE this some year.)

So . . . you get the five-year-old Lucy only today.  
 SWEET.

 ADORABLE.


 SMART.

 JOYFUL.

SILLY.

And 100%, my favorite of things.  

I love you, Lucy . . . to the moon and back times infinity, and then some more.  

3 comments:

  1. Happiest of days to little Lucy!! She's so adorable Bec! I love each and every one of these pictures.

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  2. She is as gorgeous as her Mommy! Happy Birthday to your big girl!! Birthday's and growing up make me kind of weepy too, but then I think of all the Lord has in store for them and that I get to be a part of each day and that makes me smile again and wait with great expectation!! xoxoxo

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  3. She is just beautiful...a great mix of you and your hubby.
    I don't know what I would do without my Annie.
    I love my Ellie just as much but there is just something about the first little person to make you a mommy.
    Give her a big squeeze today from me!

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