Friday, June 5, 2009

You Made Me A Mother

5 years ago today, on June 5th 2004, I became a mother.
God gave us a miracle that morning at 6:22am after being in labor for almost 24 hours. A little girl that has been such a tremendous blessing in our life.

.....Ella, 5 years ago, you made me a mother.....



We became parents, and our parents, became grandparents, for the 1st time. So as you can imagine, there was a lot of excitement in the air!

I lived out a dream that morning when they handed you to me, an amazing picture of God's Grace in my life. I remember laying in that bed trying to swallow the fact that you were actually ours, a precious little girl, a daughter, I couldn't believe it. We were overwhelmed with joy!

You are an incredible help to me, at such a young age. I have been amazed at your willingness to help out or lend a hand. I am so proud of you. You are loved tremendously by all 4 of your little sisters, they truly adore you. I can see how much you care about them, and it has been a blessing to watch you be the "big sister" & set an awesome example for the younger girls. Again, you make me so proud!

Time is going way to fast, and today, you turn 5!
Ella, you:

...have an amazingly sweet spirit & heart...
...love to play outside...
...love to be Mommy's "big helper"...
...can count to 100 & beyond...
...love learning to read...
...just started to tie your shoes...
...will be starting kindergarten in the Fall...
...are a sponge, you soak up everything you hear, and always remember it...
...are wise beyond your years...
...love crafts...
...love to play hide & seek...
...absolutely adore the little girls in your preschool class...
...have the sweetest laugh, it's contagious...
...love going for walks...
...love to swim...
...and love everything girly, jewelry, dress-up, etc...

I am so excited to celebrate with you today, and tomorrow at your birthday party!
We love you so much, our sweet Ella!! Happy 5th birthday babe!!

8 comments:

bass family said...

Happy birthday, Ella! It can be a tough job, being a big sister to so many little ladies. But I'm sure she is wonderful at it! I wish she and Maggie could get together and play... I think they'd understand each other. :)

Membership Required said...

What a wonderful day. Happy Birthday Ella!

Anonymous said...

Ella,

Grandma has read your Mommy's Birthday tribute to you, and I'm sitting at my desk, at work, with tears in my eyes. You are truly a beautiful child, not only in spirit, but in your smile, and your amazing, loving, personality.
Happy Birthday, Ella,

Love, Grandma

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

What a beautiful birthday tribute to your daughter.

Happy 5th Birthday Ella!

Amy said...

Such a sweet post about your oldest.

Don't ya just LOVE being a mom??

Birthday wishes coming your way, Miss Ella! :)

Marisa said...

Happy Birthday, Ella! Hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration!

Jenny said...

My daughter recently turned 5 also and I just can't believe how fast time has gone by.

Happy Belated Birthday, Ella!

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

Happy Birthday Ella!