Wednesday, March 4, 2009

For our Sweet Camille!

We dreamed of having children for what seems like so long. For years, even before we were married, we would talk about how many children we wanted and what we would name them, never fully believing that the day would ever come. When we found out we were expecting our first baby we were overjoyed. Many questions ran through our heads. Was God really going to entrust us with His very precious child? Would we be good parents? Is it a boy or a girl? What will we name him or her?

When Camille finally arrived on March 4, 2008 at 9:32 PM, our lives were flipped upside down. Things that had mattered before seemed instantly less important. Here was this tiny little girl who completely depended on us and already loved us unconditionally. Over the months that followed we got to know each other more and more. We learned her likes and dislikes. She learned we would be there whenever she needed us.

It's been a year now that her presence has blessed our lives. Sure, we've made some mistakes, and we know we will make more. But we can't help but be thrilled and excited in anticipation of the many more years we will have with her and memories we will make with her. We look forward to watching her grow up into the person God has created her to be.

Our dear, sweet Camille, we want you know just how very much your we love you. What a beautiful blessing you are to us and to everyone who knows you! You have brought us more joy than we ever could have imagined. We pray that you will always know and feel the love that Jesus has for you and the peace that only He can offer! May you grow in His grace and love each and every day of your life!

Daddy & Mommy