It is hard to put into words what it means when a child of yours is about to become a parent. All of a sudden you realize they are all grown up and taking on a huge new responsibility. As a Mommy myself, it is especially meaningful to see my daughters becoming mommies. I loved everything about the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth, even with the nausea and pain that comes with no epidurals. I guess that is why I was willing to go through it three times...the end result is so amazing!
As I look forward to meeting Emery in 5 short weeks, I am flooded with memories of Leah as a baby. She was so cute...beautiful, healthy and feisty! She had lighter hair than Tara and we wondered if she would keep her Daddy's blue eyes (which by the way, she did!). She was our earliest crawler and walker...a girl on the move for sure (her nickname was "Bullet" when she was little)! She was blessed with lots of coordination and was a great swimmer and dancer growing up.
She is our middle child and also the most strong willed. Her Dad and I were middle children too so we had that in common. We were always trying hard to insure that she didn't feel lost in the middle, between our firstborn, Tara, and the only boy and baby of the family, Nick. We prayed that she would feel special, stand firm and fight for the right things...and she has! God has given her a tender heart, a saving relationship with Him, a creative eye, a great work ethic, a deep love for her husband and family, a fun spirit, a contagious laugh, and an excitement for what is to come with her daughter Emery.
Our little Leah has made us so very proud and we can't wait to see her in this wonderful new phase of life, holding her newborn daughter and loving her beyond anything she ever dreamed possible. We love you Sweetie and know you will be an amazing Mommy. (To keep up with Leah you can follow her blog here.)
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalm 127:3