Sunday, October 7, 2012

Today you're 2!

My sweet Olivia, today is your 2nd birthday.  Two whole years on this earth as part of our family.  What did we ever do before you were here?  Today you are waking up to dozens of balloons filling your room to celebrate you!  You're going to love it.  Today is going to be all about you.  We'll make your favorite breakfast of pancakes and bacon and spend the day doing fun things in honor of your special day!
While we're celebrating, I won't be able to help but think back to exactly two years ago, on this very day when I was able to hold you in my arms for the first time and meet the baby
I'd been loving for the past 9 months! 
Meeting you changed our world. 
Before it was just us, a couple, and now we were a family of 3. 
Parents with a child.  A perfect little girl.  What a blessing!
We've had our moments over the past two years, two young parents learning
how to be a married couple and how to be parents all at the same time. 
It was amazing and rough, simple and complicated, fun yet exhausting...but most of all, it was perfect. 
Not perfect as in nothing went wrong, perfect as in perfect for us. 
For our story.  Exactly the way that God planned it to be for us.
Daddy and I are so, so grateful for you.  We are so thankful that we were chosen to be your parents and we pray every day for the ability to do our job as parents the best we possibly can. 
We love you more than words can ever describe. 
Happy birthday Love!  xoxo

Photo taken by my dear friend Jenn for Olivia's 2 year photo shoot!


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