Because, the winter felt long, but then she got so smiley.
This fall when I forgot to be consumed with my own worries, I noticed that she began climbing
Then on November 8, I had to cancel the big birthday party I had planned because of The Great Infestation. So, instead of celebrating with all of our family, we stood around her high chair, with only my Mother in Law (may the Lord Bless her forever) in shower caps, singing…and all the while under my breath I’m muttering, ’2013. Get Behind Me.” - but right around then, she began walking.
The Apostle Pauls says “Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life”
Newness of Life.
That’s who Leila has been this year – a persistent promise of newness. Newness of Life has filled my house, kept me company in the night, and now, every time I turn around, is sitting on the dining room table.
About three years ago I consigned my baby clothes. I wasn’t too sure we would have another baby. Life felt full. My heart felt full. And, I told myself, if I have another one, surely it would not be another girl.
Dear Sweet Leila Lou. You came into my heart when it felt full and you made it overflow. Happy Birthday Baby Girl.
Now get off the dining room table.