Beatrix has been one for a month now and as evidenced by my lack of blogging about her birthday, time has flown. My baby is one! I feel like the last year has flown by in a constant state of delirium. She started walking at 11 months and talking soon after. She has such a beautiful personality and it has been wonderful watching how she has blended right in with our family. Her smile is magnetic and her laugh is like a hearing a million little tinkerbells. Micah is amazing with her. I call him second mother.
How does it happen?? A year ago she wasn't even here and now I can't imagine her not being a part of our family. I have to admit that I found the baby stage much more difficult with a toddler around, but looking back on this last year I realize that there really wouldn't have been any other time to spend with just her. Those late night feedings and rockings are what bonded us. It made me fall in love with her. The stillness of the house and the only sound being her breathing slowly as she drifted off to sleep. I pray I never forget those times...
Beatrix was a surprise! A girl when we were expecting a boy. She is just what this family needed. A femine Matt! I know it and I knew it from the time she was 3 months. She is determined, stubborn, and has a bit of the Harrison temper. But she is giving, and loving and silly and soft.
Thank you Lord for our treasure wrapped in the image of Beatrix Sparrow. A little bird baby that has brought nothing but songs to our family! Thank you for her life and watch over her as we attempt to raise this little one, mindful of You.