When your older brother turned one year old nearly three and a half years ago I sat down to this little blog with tear filled eyes and wrote him a birthday letter. I've continued to do so every year since and so enjoy recounting the growth he's had over the past year. I'm not going to lie however, the last few months I have had a pit in my stomach knowing the time was drawing near to write you your very first birthday letter. I simply cannot believe an entire year has gone by and you are growing up!
up hill battle that I never saw coming. So many thunderstorms we've endured this year, and yet the light that was always shining at the end of the storm was YOU! You my sweet Lainey gal are all of the puns and adjectives for the sliver lining that remained in the clouds of 2016. And that's truly the only way I can think to describe you. You're truly everything we never knew we needed and the light in a year of a lot of darkness. And my sweet girl you are light.
- We announced to everyone we were pregnant
- We explained "baby moon" + our decision to not find out the sex
- We shared emotional thoughts on our growing family
- We started gathering all of the final touches
- We blogged about our cravings and the amazingness that is my cousin MaKenzie
- And we wrapped up our last month before you officially arriaved
- You joined the clan Lainey Lou ~ A Birth Story
- Lainey Lou ~ Month 1
- Lainey Lou ~ Month 2
- Lainey Lou ~ Month 3
- Lainey Lou ~ Month 4
- Lainey Lou ~ Month 5
- Lainey Lou ~ Months 6 and 7
- Lainey Lou ~ Month 8
- Lainey Lou ~ Months 9 and 10
brother and a closeness between the two of you that bonds you for a lifetime. Third, I pray for your daddy. I pray for you to always be able to see the amazing man that he is, both as a father and a spouse. And that you too will be blessed with a man one day that is just like him. He will bring you world's of happiness and laughter, and will be there for you when I am not able. I pray for your future family, should you choose to have one. I pray for you sweet baby. For happiness, health and wholeness all the days of your life. Fourth, I pray that you know the Lord. That you go to Him in moments of weakness. That you remember He will be your rock and while you will always be my baby, you belong to Him. He gave you to me, and me to you, but we are His and I pray you always know that.
All my love,