Admit it, you gushed didn't you? She's just so beautiful. I woke up this morning with this little bundle of joy and our dear friends Jared and Sara on my mind. Jared and I have been friends for like 15 years and yesterday he welcomed his first child into this world. She is literally the spitting image of him. It is so surreal! To think that 15 years ago, he and I were just a couple of goofy teenagers, and today he is a daddy is just so bizarre, and yet AMAZING! How great is our God?? I am so proud of Sara and what an incredible job she did carrying this sweet girl and bringing her into this world yesterday afternoon. She's going to be such an amazing mom. I just can't wait to wrap my arms around all 3 of them in a few short weeks.
This little baby has me so thankful this morning for the gift of life. For the opportunity God gives us women to carry the life of our children for 9 months so close to our hearts and then bless us with this amazing life that is the perfect blend of us and the person we love most in this world. It's incredible that such a beautiful (downright breath taking) life can be created by two tiny microscopic cells! And that somehow those two cells blend and multiply and create 10 perfect fingers, 10 perfect toes, a beating heart, a soul. It's just out of this world! I can't wait for my turn!
If I wasn't before, I certainly am NOW ready to be home immediately. I was literally attached to my phone all day yesterday waiting for the text saying she's here! And now that she is, the only thing I can think about is getting to Houston to see her and her mama and daddy! What a special day that will be! And it won't be long now...we are almost at single digits there on my countdown...
So Jonathan and I are very blessed to call this little family of 3 OUR family too. Sara and Jared, we are SO beyond happy for you guys and this precious, beautiful baby girl you've blessed our hearts with. The world really is a little brighter today because she's in it! Here's to a lifetime of joy and happiness with your sweet Emma Katherine, and many more years ahead of all 5 of us (and eventually more!). How blessed we are that God has placed you in our lives and stuck us together like glue!
Happy Birthday Emma!