saw her face.
kissed her cheeks.
counted her ten fingers. and ten toes.
named her the name we talked about just three weeks before she was born. audrey. it suited her so perfectly. and it just fit.
in the 18 months since that day, motherhood has and continues to be one of the most fulfilling and joyful callings.
I have heard her first words.
I have watched her take her first steps.
I have rejoiced at the miracle of a 8 hours of sleep and then 12.
I have kissed boo boos.
I have given hundreds of hugs and snuggles.
I have cleaned up even more messes.
& with each of these things. there has been joy.
joy that cant be explained, only experienced.
(photo credits: miss kristen)
my girl, your daddy and I adore and love you.
there isnt a day that goes by that we dont thank God for you.
every day we have with you is a gift.
& that is whats real.