12 years ago today...
the worst pregnancy of my life came to an end!
The beginning of such a beautiful and blessed life began...
Sydnee (Debra- after her aunt) entered this world... to the delight of her parents and three older sisters.
She was our tiniest baby. She weighed only 5 pounds. Her start was scary. We had many issues facing us... dire warnings about what her future held... but God is so good. She is perfect and healthy and absolutely normal.
We took Sydnee out to breakfast this morning. Yummy! She picked the restaurant and enjoyed the one on one time with Mom and Dad... and when the waitress called her a teenager (not yet, lady!) she nearly glowed!
We like to say she is our leprechaun, since she came to us on St. Patrick's Day.
I remember the nurse putting those cute little green socks on your tiny feet so you wouldn't get pinched... as if Mommy would have let anyone hurt you!
I love that Sydnee is always full of smiles.
You can totally read her mood by looking at her face.
She hides nothing!
Grandma and Bampa sent her the always anticipated "big bucks".
Her sister Miranda gave her some hot pink heels... a major hit!
Her sister Cheyenne took her out to lunch and icecream yesterday for the occasion.
Cadi and Galen sent her this awesome purse! She loves it, guys!
Mom and Dad gave her a new mp3 player and a Bible with her name imprinted on the cover.
The biggest hit of the day...
was this "totally cool" shirt from Bampa and Grandma!
Syd put it on and said, "Grandma did soooo good!"
Good job, Grandma! You get the prize for this birthday! If you were here right now (instead of on your way to Israel) you would get the biggest hug from a very happy 12 year old girl!
Happy Birthday, Sydnee!
We are so blessed to have been given the gift of...you!