Sunday, July 18, 2010

Everyone loves a good story. Most all of our entertainment surrounds them. People love to gather around and hear a good story....a tale of humor, or suspense, or romance, or joy. But, not many of us can say that our lives are a great story.
This girl's life is a great story. Lilah's tale has it all, twists and turns, joys and sorrows, triumph and loss. If you are new to the story, you can start here.
Today was just another chapter in the great story of Lilah's life: Her 2nd Birthday!!
Last year's big day was so emotional for me that I almost didn't make it through it. So, we scaled back this year....a quiet, simple celebration with family. We are so thankful for this girl and the gift of her life. The precious present of having her here with us, in our family, just where she belongs. We are praising the Lord for the gift of this last year....a year of triumph for Lilah. She's gotten healthier in almost every area. She is getting stronger and definitely more more opinionated. We are growing in our confidence in caring for her and adjusting a bit to what life looks like for our family.
God is using this girl, with her sweet little spirit and joyful heart, to change the lives of others. And while this definitely is not the story I would have written for my little girl, His stories are the best. I am privileged to be Lilah's mother and look forward to the rest of the story--because I know it's gonna be great.


Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy day sweet girl! Our amazing God is writing such a special story with you life.

Meghan said...

G - happy birthday to sweet lilah. Beautiful post, as always. Your perspective on her life is endlessly inspiring. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Big hugs to your sweet daughter.

Alexandra said...

Happy belated birthday to the most adorable little girl! I love the picture in your header... absolutely precious!

Cade and Cora said...

I'll say it again, you are the perfectly chosen mommy for this precious little girl! Great pictures! Celebrating 2 years right along with you from GA. xoxo