Ten years ago right now I was laying in a hospital bed feeling desperate to deliver my baby. What would she look like? Would she have hair? Was she big or little? How was life going to be as a mommy? I was only 23...TWENTY THREE!! I was just a baby myself. I could do this, I remember telling myself. And then at 4:13pm my sweet 7lb 8oz 20.5 inch baby girl was born. She was perfect! She was bald with big blue eyes. I was in love.
Over the past decade she has learned to walk, talk, read, write, ride a bicycle, swim, play the piano, sing, work the computer way better than I can, and many other things. She has lived in 5 cities in 2 countries. She has gone to 6 schools (including preschools). She has learned to speak, read and write in a 2nd language...which was much more challenging than we ever expected, but she stuck it out. She has been scared to ask Jesus in heart because she thought it meant she would die immediately. But then one night she could not say no to His gentle knock and opened the door of her heart to His salvation. She was baptized by her daddy.
She has read 4 & half of the Harry Potter books among countless others. She was a slow learner when she began to read. I wasn't sure she would ever get it, but she has surpassed her grade reading level greatly! She does math...in 2 languages...amazingly well.