a year ago today I met my daughter for the first time. Now an entire year has passed – I cannot imagine our lives without her cheerful heart and brilliant smile. Taylor joined our family on her due date, bursting on to the scene at 11:56am. Since she was a whole pound and an ounce lighter than her bruiser of a brother was at birth, I felt like I had a “tiny” newborn. 🙂
she quickly found her place in our hearts and home. Jack became a big brother (and he’s pretty good at it!) and we became parents of two. This year passed with remarkable speed and here we are with a busy, ambulatory, beautiful and curious big girl named Taylor Charlotte. I love her with all of my heart and never would have imagined the extent of the multiplied joy she adds to my life.
she’s the second born. the next one. 🙂 so of course, we compared her first year to her brother’s, since its easy to think that a baby is a baby. But oh no. She is her own person for sure and for certain. An individual, cut from the same DNA, but sewn together by a Master Designer off a pattern all her own. 🙂 I love her. Her smile is electric – she just lights up a room and my heart when I see her grin. Her excitement for life and her tenacious spirit will serve her well as life goes on. Her obvious passion and enthusiasm will be assets, I hope – she’s a pretty determined little lady. I look forward to getting to know her better and better as she grows – first into a little girl, then a young woman.
this year of being a mother of two has been a challenge for me. Not so much of me to spare between two people that need much from me. 🙂 More tiredness. More moments of thinking I’m not cut out for this. But more grace. Always more grace. And cups of coffee. And naptime, oh blessed naptime. He who has called me (to motherhood) is faithful.
at one year old, Taylor:
- weighs 22 lbs.
- is 30 inches long
- has seven teeth
- has been walking for over a month
- doesn’t crawl anymore
- still likes to wake at night 😦
- loves her Pooh blankie and her paci
- adores her daddy and has a BIG smile just for him
- lights up when she sees me
- thinks Jack hung the moon, except when he knocks her down
- can almost navigate the stairs properly – loves to climb, but is a little unsteady going down
- eats lots of table food, but still loves to nurse
- is nicknamed Tay or Tay-Tay
Yes, our Taylor girl has brought lots of joy into our lives. So much joy.
Taylor Charlotte, we pray that you would KNOW the love of Christ and be His beloved. Your daddy and I thank God for your life and ask Him to grant you the beauty of salvation, the wonder of His love and the exceeding greatness of His power at work in your life. Keep living life at full tilt, Taylor girl. Don’t let anyone stop you from running hard after God and in the direction of the dreams He gives you. We will love you and support you all the way, sweet girl. Love you forever. Happy First Birthday, Tay-tay!