Date of Birth: 3/7/13
Weight: 6lbs 7oz
Dear Brynn Leigh,
Your mom and I are so elated that you have made your way into this world. It hasn't been easy and at first we weren't sure we would ever see little pink dresses in our house. For over 3 years we prayed constantly for God to bless us with another child and if he could, a girl. Finally, when we had just about given up all hope, we found out we were pregnant with you. At week 16 we found out that you were a little girl. Your mom was incredibly ill throughout her pregnancy and you continued to fight and grow. You made it, like a champ! And now on the day of your birth we have fell deeply in love with you.
You have two big brothers who are sensitive, silly, bossy at times, and tough. You will never have to worry when they are around. They will always take care of you! I can't wait to see you all play together and hang out together.
There is more to say about your mom than I have space. Let's just say that she's perfect! She is caring, compassionate, fair, creative, funny, kind, servant-hearted, and loving! You and her will be best friends. And you will aspire to be like her...and that's a good thing.
I'm not perfect! I'm far from it. I promise though, that everything I do, I do in love and out of great care. I can be strong and firm, and also gentle. I am pretty silly and love to make people laugh. I cry, so be prepared. I will cry when you get older, I'll cry when I walk you down the isle, and I'll cry when you have your own children. I promise to love you with all my heart. But most of all, I promise to teach you Jesus. To teach with my words and the stories we read and to teach you with the way I live my life. I am nothing without God. He takes me as I am and molds me into something greater. He will do the same for you. But for now, you are perfect and are the perfect reflection of the Holy Father, the Holy Son, the Holy Spirit!
So today as I look into your eyes, I see the fullness of God's glory and once again I'm amazed by His grace, His light, and His love!
Welcome to our family! We are glad you are here and we long to journey our entire lives beside you! And Welcome to your extended family full of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. And Welcome to an even greater family...God's family! They are the ones who will spiritually journey with you into eternity. And one day you will make your choice to follow Jesus with your life and be baptized into his death and into his eternal life. And on that day you know what...I'll cry!
Help Brynn Leigh to grow strong and healthy. In Jesus' Name, Amen!