Tears have already welled up in my eyes and I’ve only written your sweet name. Happy 1st Birthday WEEKEND, you precious little girl. Yes, baby, we are celebrating YOU all weekend long because one day just isn’t enough to celebrate all of the joy, love, and the endless blessings you have brought into our lives.
It feels like I just gave birth to you and found out you were a girl, tricking my silly “I just KNOW it’s a boy” mind. A year as a Mommy to my precious daughter has gone by. WOW. I still feel so humbled by God that He gave me you. You see, I have never had a preference for having a boy or a girl, however, I “just knew” God was going to bless me with ALL boys because I am so so over the top girly, I thought He would give me something different and challenging because God loves to find humor in His blessings too! My whole pregnancy I mentally prepared for you to be our son because, I am stubborn and refused to let my big girly-girl heart wander to the frills of pink and girl-mom life. So, the second you were flipped over and laid on my chest and I heard your Daddy exclaim, “Oh my God, it’s a GIRL” the tears just erupted from deep within my heart. A girl!!!! Oh thank you, thank you, Jesus! Daddy fell in love, hard, the minute he laid eyes on your beautiful face. God gave us YOU. He knew exactly what He was doing and I thank Him daily that He gave us a daughter. Every girl dreams of having a daughter, and God is so good, he gave you to me first, right off the bat. It’s not something I take for granted and I am just over the moon seeing your girly-girl ways forming. Your Daddy is a strong, confident man with such a sensitive side and I have no doubt in my mind he will nurture you, protect you, and be your “safe haven” for all of the days of your life. He is such a precious “girl dad” and I fall in love with him every time I see the two of you together.
Your smile is the sweetest little smile. With your 3 (almost 4!) teeth just peeping through. It melts us into a billion pieces of mush. I feel like often I have to pick my heart up off of the floor with you. Daddy and I are so very proud of you. Watching you grow, explore, and learn new things every day has made us just so insanely proud. You have changed our lives in the very best way. We cannot remember life without you. And while we miss the sweet newborn days sometimes, seeing you walk around and mimic our every move is the most fun. Your new favorite trick (ours too!) is your fake laugh. Bless. It is hilarious. You are a Mama’s girl. We are quite the little duo, where Mama goes, you’re not far behind! With that said, you’ve become much more independent, you’ll play in your playroom unassisted while I cook dinner or fold clothes. You’re favorite song is still “Good Good Father” by Housefires, the song you were born too (yes, God was in EVERY detail). If you’re having an off night, Daddy and I play that song and sing every word to you and everything is instantly better. You’ve become quite the little ham! You’re a flirt and you love the attention you get when you’re being so cute. You walk all of the time now and I love it. In my opinion, walking has been way more fun than crawling! You’re such a “tiny little (pe)tunia” that seeing you walk is so funny! You now are nurturing your little baby dolls, trying to rock them, sharing your milk with them, and loving on them – it makes me SO happy. You love to dance, you are music obsessed. You love swim lessons, your favorite thing is jumping off the edge (from sitting) into Daddy’s arms. You really just LOVE life. You’re very chill and easy going. You have a deep sensitive side (you get it honest) and sometimes you have some emotional days, but, it’s important for me to let you express that sensitive side and nurture your little emotional self. To quote your favorite song, “you’re perfect in all of your ways to us.”
Oh Evie, I could go on and on and on and on. Life with you is better than anything I could ever imagine. You bring joy to our hearts, to the hearts of our extended families, and to the lives of all of your precious friends. When I close my eyes and pray about your little self and the things you will bring into this world, I hear the Lord say to me that this little girl, will bring smiles, sensitivity, compassion, stubbornness, and humility out into the world. And good grief, I am in a bucket of tears. Those words describe your precious personality perfectly. Evie, my biggest prayer for you as your Mama is that the Lord gives me grace and strength to raise you in His image. That I help you see the love of Christ through my life, my words, and my eyes, that you know Him from a very young age and choose to follow him all of the days of your life. You are a child of God, beautifully and wonderfully made, a true reward to Mommy and Daddy, from HIM! You are adored. Forever and ever. Happy 1st Birthday Weekend, Baby Evie. You are the light of our lives and we love you more than words could ever describe.
I will love you always,
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