Category Archives: baby pictures

Dear Sweet Pea

You were unexpected.

The best kind of surprise.

I remember the first day I met your mommy.  I was visiting teen moms at a local high school and she shyly showed me her ultrasound picture.  Her belly was barely swollen and she was already in love with you.

Little did I know that 3 months later, your mama would move into our home and our hearts.  It was originally a temporary solution but God had bigger {and better} plans.

At 31, you made me a Mimi.  I had no idea the amount of sheer joy you would add to our lives. Your mommy filled an empty spot in my heart and you created a place in my heart that holds a love I hadn’t experienced before. People have always said grandchildren are a gift and now I know that is the tip of the indescribable truth.

Watching you grow and learn and laugh and talk is a privilege.  They way you love your “skuncles” and the adoration you have for your Papa warms my heart.

When you were almost a year old, mommy became our daughter legally and you officially became a part of our family forever.

One day you will grow up and be as proud of your mommy as I am.  She has overcome so much and grown in so many ways in order to be the mom that you deserve.

For now, know that Mimi and Papa enjoy every moment with you and we thank God for the unexpected gift of watching you grow.

I can’t believe you are already two.  Happy, happy birthday!

Thank you for making my heart bigger.

You are my sweet pea, my Lala, Mimi’s special girl.  And, I will always be here for you.


May is…for moments and memories and miracles

May is National Foster Care Month. This thirty one day month contains Mother’s Day as well. A day both bitter and sweet. Then, there is tomorrow. May 22nd.  The day, sixteen years ago, I physically became a mother. May brings a mixed bag of feelings to this heart of mine. A desperation to help, healContinue Reading

InstaFriday #2

This week has been a long one.  TGIF, for sure! I have two posts in draft that I just don’t feel led to hit publish on right now but just know, God and I are going through some stuff together.  Confidence was definitely the right word to choose for 2012.  Stay tuned for an announcementContinue Reading

InstaFriday and a Bible reading plan update

I got an iPhone 4s {insert geeky squeal here} right before Christmas! I am in love with this gadget, particularly the Pinterest app and Instagram. Imagine my delight in finding a bloggy link-up for sharing your photos from the week {cause I take a ridiculous amount of photos with my phone}. Here is my weekContinue Reading

UBP 11- Multitasking Mama Style

Welcome to my neck of the blogging woods!  I am participating in the UBP ’11 for those of you here for that and for those that aren’t, you can click on the button below to learn more about it. My name is Melissa Smallwood, a.k.a Multitasking Mama.  Not that I advocate multi-tasking, just that IContinue Reading

The best laid plans

Sometimes we find ourselves asking God “why” and questioning His sovereign timing {or is it just me that does that?} Sometimes we think He got it wrong because what seemed like the best path to our finite minds results in closed doors and confusion. Sometimes we forget that He is God and we are not.Continue Reading

We interrupt this blog for….

Vacation! I am in Florida visiting my family and having a grand time playing with this sweet nephew: I tell ya…this is the life! I will return to blogging next week.  In the meantime, go read Betty’s take on our Holy Housewives book club pick this week and stay tuned for more pictures of myContinue Reading

Blog Hop- Baby Pictures

This week’s Blog Hop theme is “BABY PICS”. Post your favorite baby pic(s) of yourself, your kids or any baby pic you think the blog hoppers would love to see. Should be a wonderful blog hop. See my example here: …STOP This is the sweet baby (my best friend’s youngest girl) that I getContinue Reading

Wordless Wednesday- She must have been a beautiful baby :-)

Was I? A beautiful baby, that is? Visit here and here for more Wordless Wednesday participants.