Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eight years ago . . .

Eight years ago, our lives changed forever . . .

Eight years ago, God gave us a miracle . . . and today we celebrate that miracle!

Lael entered the world ahead of our schedule, but she was right on time according to God's calendar!
Weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces, she was the epitome of the good things that come in small packages.
She was so small that my wedding band was her bracelet, but she could cup my finger in her palm and hold on tight!
Over the years, she has grown . . .
. . . but she's always kept her beautiful smile and her love for Jesus!
Happy 8th birthday, princess! You are such a treasure to me, and I thank God for the joy of being your mommy!

5 comments:

Candace C said...

Oh my goodness, Lisa! I cannot believe the pictures of how tiny she was!! WOW!! I'm so thankful with you that she is fine and celebrating her birthday!! :)

Candace
www.hismercyisnew.com

ctf said...

Happy Birthday Lael. I can remember seeing you in the hospital with your mommy when you were teeny tiny... and now you are such a beautiful big girl. Thank you Jesus! Happy Birthday.

Lynnette said...

Happy Birthday, Lael! Auntie gets teary and choked up when I think about 8 years ago. We are so blessed to have you and can't wait to see you next week!

Love, Auntie, Uncle Peter, Kyle, Ryan, and Katy

Anonymous said...

Wow. so very tiny. And now a beautiful 8 year old. I'm a big believer in miracles and in my faith I believe God has His reasons for providing them. For you, as her parents, it will be the chance to love and watch Lael grow up into a wonderful young lady. For Lael, when she looks back on these pictures and hears the stories you tell her about her shaky beginning, it will be then when God reveals to her the reason for the miracle of her survival. God Bless You All.

Phyllis

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Lael...I remember When you were first Born... You are growing up so fast, I miss seeing you... Have a Great Birthday...

Love the Nieves Family