Wednesday, November 19, 2008

one

Isabella...
Well, here we are are sweet pea. One year ago today at this very hour daddy and I were packing up to head to the hospital. I was having contractions and was shaking like a leaf and your dad was readying the house and dogs for our absence. An entire year has passed and yet I still remember what I was wearing and the way your dad ushered me gently to the car. I remember blowing out the candle on the stove and looking around the house, knowing that it would never be the same again. I remember the prayers we said for you as we traveled the expressway...closer and closer to meeting you.
There we sat in a still hospital room. It was late and we were headed into unknown territory...tired but wired. I was in bed and your dad sat close by in a rocking chair. In the hours that followed, your birth peeled back the many layers of our marriage and revealed to us a love so strong that even we, the main characters of the story, were in awe. You were the physical evidence of our love, our union....and we have never been more speechless. We loved each other as husband and wife before you....and now we have added a fierce love for one another as parents. All because of you.
To say that you have brightened our lives would be an understatement. What ever did we do before there was you? You have added a magic to each day that we didn't know existed. You are the miracle we dreamed of. You are all of our wishes combined. You are our love personified.
You are everything to us.
As you celebrate your 1st birthday tomorrow....know that it has been the greatest year of our lives.


And by the way, the present daddy and I got you won't arrive until April. It's a sibling. We hope you'll love him/her.
Happy birthday!
love
momma

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! Congratulations on one year of motherhood AND on baby Floyd #2! We can call each other this time around with counsel and a listening ear since we are welcoming our newest addition in March!

Jennifer Bogard

Anonymous said...

Sara, Happy Birthday to your cute little Isabella and Congrats on baby #2... what lucky little babies to have you as their mom! Happy Thanksgiving, Marcie Jones

The Thompson's said...

Happy Birthday Isabella!! So glad we could celebrate with you this weekend! Wade sends hugs and kisses but don't tell your Dad!!! Jack says hi!!

Allison

rhonda said...

WOW!!! what a year, huh?
Annaleigh had her 1st birthday party this last Saturday. It was wonderful!
I have truly enjoyed reading your love stories to your baby girl and I thank you again for sharing.
Can't wait to read them for #2.
Congrats!

jenniferpants said...

That was so sweet. You are an amazing writer! I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love reading your thoughts to Isabella. It's nice that you share with us!

Hope to see you next week. Congrats again on #2.

Love ya!

Jb and AnGiE said...
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jane said...

Happy Birthday Isabella! and congratulations! I love the pictures. She is adorable!

Casey Wallace said...

Great one-year photos, Sara! Call when you get a chance. Can't wait to catch up!

Jb and AnGiE said...

Happy Birthday, Isabella! Congrats on baby # 2, Sara and Tommy...

Meg Palmer said...

Absolutely adorable! I was so excited to see the new post! Could you please post more often it's my entertainment these days? Isabella is so darn cute! Hope you are feeling okay, we really have to get together sometime this year. Congrats again on bambino #2! Tell Tommy hello for us!

Ted said...

What a great party Ella had! It was fantastic to get together to celebrate. Nice post Sara...Ella will love reading these when she is older.

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

Happy Birthday Isabella! And a BIG congrats to you guys on baby #2!

Anonymous said...

I remember preparing to leave our house that sunny day in April, too. Beautifully written and the pictures are stunning. I think you should enter them in a contest.
AB

Amy said...

Oh wow, Sara! Congrats on number 2! Okay..you are about to enter territory I am familiar with...babies close together! Hard at first, but wouldn't trade it for the world! My two youngest are the best of friends..13 months apart. You all are great parents and your babies are very blessed! Happy Thanksgiving!

Staci said...

Sara, Tommy and Issabella...
What wonderful blessings for your family this year and beyond. Happy #1 Little Miss Bella and Congrats on your coming sibling! What a wonderful gift from your loving parents!!

The Hoene's

Sweetpeas and Snapdragons said...

I have not been a good blogger lately but I just had to see if you had posted for Isabella's first birthday yet. What lovely pictures. And her party looks like lots of fun too. I'm so excited for you with baby #2. You have just given Isabella the best gift ever!!
Hugs,
Chesnye