Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our Storm...

Oh Ayla...

How can you possibly be FOUR YEARS OLD today?
How is it that it feels like you are only a baby but yet you have been a part of our lives forever?

Our little unexpected gift.
The one who turned our world upside down even before you showed your face.
We had no idea what was coming.
And then on November 9, 2007, you arrived.
And our lives have never been the same.

Over the past 4 years you have REtaught us how to be parents.
You are passionate and intense.
You are stubborn and curious.
You bring spunk to our household.
You are UH-dorable.
Everywhere we go, people tell you that.
But I love it best when they say "she is so CUTE!" and you say "AND smart."
with attitude.
It's true. Brains, beauty and spunk.
You love deeply.
You scream loudly.
You laugh genuinely.
You are ONE OF A KIND.

As you turn four today, I pray that you learn to channel your intensity for good. That you use your confidence and energy to spread love and joy.
I pray your curiosity grows and motivates you to learn more. To love deeper and give freely.

We love you, Ayla Lyn.
We cannot imagine our lives without you in them.
You have completed our family.
We cannot wait to see what God has in store for you.
Happy birthday Ayla bean.
With all our love, Happy Birthday.
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Farm-Raised said...

The pictures are adorable! And I LOVE that she says "and smart" when complimented on her cuteness. I'm trying to reinforce the same things with Sinta...and the boys as they discuss qualities what they like in friends. Anyway...happy birthday to Ayla!

Candi said...

Happy Birthday to you too SWEET Ayla Lyn !!!!! Nana loves you and hopes you have a great day inside of your cold!!!!!

Candi said...

I meant to say INSPITE of your cold!!!!!

Beckysblog said...

Happy birthday Ayla! I love watching you test your mother! :)

Amy said...

I remember reading your blog when you found out you were pregnant! Has it really been 4 years?!

Chris/Stew; Brenda said...

Happy birthday little girl! Hope you had a great day. Love you!