Tuesday, April 8, 2014

One more year to be a teenager

Nineteen years ago today I learned that my heart was indeed big enough to love 2 babies. Emily Brooke Bickford was born at 5:17am with big brown eyes, dark skin and curly black hair. Once again I understood in a new way God's love for me. After the birth of our son I couldn't imagine how I would be able to love another baby as deeply as I loved him. So I was relieved when that fear vanished the moment I laid eyes on her. She was perfect in every way.

It has been amazing to watch her grow over the years. We have had many big life changes over the course of her life- some harder than others. It has been my privilege to be beside her and be her Mama each day. I pray some day God will bless her with a precious little girl who expands her heart more than she thought possible. That's what He has done for me.

So on your birthday, sweet Emily, I wish you joy, a heart that longs for holiness, the peace that only Jesus can give you and more love than you thought possible. Happy Birthday Peanut.  I love you more than words can say.

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