Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh My Sweetie!

Six years ago, my life changed forever in a wonderful way.  The feeling that I had the first time I laid eyes on this girl was like none that I had ever felt before.  Scared too death, I actually asked to stay an extra night in the hospital because I was so afraid I wouldn’t know what to do.  The same little girl I had talked to, played music to, prayed over and dreamed about was finally in my arms!  

She was perfect.  She was sweet.  She was precious.  She was beautiful. 


She brought joy in a time of grief.  


We couldn’t take our eyes off of her.


PaPa tried to make her watch basketball while she was still at the hospital.


Family and friends made special trips to see and hold her. 


She brought smiles to our faces and love to our lives.


I think these guys were even spotted running across the hospital parking lot when they returned from a mission trip the day after her arrival.


She grew so fast…


And changed so often…




  She went with me EVERYWHERE.


All of a sudden she was talking up a storm…







She was a daddy’s girl…

pbWith vibrant personality!


And style. IMG_4071_8_1


I wondered how she would adjust to being a big sister….


as she had us all to herself for the last few days before her baby brother came…

IMG_4189   but I should’ve known…


that it would be totally fine…


Being a big sister is one of the things she does best!!!!!


It seemed like once she became a big sister, the time sped up.  Overnight she just had a different look about her.  She was a big girl now!  She was getting to be more and more independent….



She got big enough to ride a pony and have long talks…


Big enough to make friends and go to class…



IMG_0053_2_1She is as sweet as she was the moment I first saw her.  What a blessing she is!




    She is still my baby…she’s just a little heavier to hold.


She  wants to be a “cowgirl and an artist” when she grows up.  She can read and write.  She is thoughtful and kind hearted.  She is a FUN kid!  She’s my sweetie.


She is six years old today.  Happy Birthday to our sweet Jaiden.  May the Lord bless you today and always!



Kelly said...

She really is the most beautiful little girl I have EVER seen (outside my own! ha!) I know you know she will be a basketball star one day but I expect to see her on cover of magazines! I know the most important thing is how sweet her heart is. She is just like her mom! Happy Birthday Jaiden!

Heather said...

Oh, Mic. This is BEAUTIFUL and so is Jaiden!! Happy birthday to your sweet girl!!!! I just loved reading this so much and taking the trip back in time!

KK said...

What a beautiful post for a beautiful little girl. Thanks for sharing and hope she has a wonderfully blessed birthday.
Blessings always,
Matthew 21:22

Anonymous said...

She is the MOST BEAUTIFUL girl I have ever seen!!! I am sure she is beautiful inside and out!

Watts Family said...

Happy Birthday Jaiden!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!They sure do grow up fast. Thanks for sharing.

Many Blessings,

His Doorkeeper said...

Jaiden has been blessed with beauty, intelligence, personality, Godly parents/grandparents, but most of all, a most loving heart!

Happy Birthday Jaiden! My, how you are growing up!

The Garners said...

Happy Birthday, sweet niece/cousin! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Six years went by waaaay too fast, but it's a joy to see you grow. You are a lot of fun and beautiful both inside and out! Hope your day was special!

MP said...

What a beauty. I had tears in my eyes just looking at her pictures and I don't even know you or her! But I know my mommy heart...and that's where the tears came from. The immense love we feel for these beings are just sometimes beyond words!
Your family is beautiful! What a blessings. I just came across your blog recently, look forward to reading more!

Jacquie said...

What a precious post for a PRECIOUS little 6 year old girl!!! I love that you savor each moment with your kiddos!

Nicki Woo said...

I'm crying and crying and crying! Love you guys, Happy Birthday Jaiden!

Mrs. Williams said...

What a sweet post to your daughter!!

Jeremiah said...

Micaela, I am so happy for you and Mario. Your children are so beautiful. I know that they will possess love for others the way you both do. They are beautiful inside and out. God has blessed you and I know you bless others. I will never forget how you wrote to Josh and me, when we moved from Flippin. Such a sweet gesture that was so sincere! Love you and your family. You guys are precious and such a testimony to the love of God!