You are our surprise blessing. The one we didn’t even know we needed until you were created.
My clothes stopped fitting and the double line appeared. We were shocked and thrilled and scared and in love with you from day one.
I thought you were a boy. God knew you were a girl.
He laughed at my plans of child spacing.
You are free-spirited, yet constantly seeking my approval. You test the limits, but run to me when you are startled by your own strength.
You tell me to stop and you take my hand to drag me anywhere and everywhere when you are ready to go. You are small, but mighty.
You know exactly what you want and you don’t retreat from your stubbornness. Unless you want to nurse. Then you curl up into the curve of my body and surrender to sleep.
You are an ornery playmate to your older brother and a sweet companion to your older sister. Your grin speaks volumes about your thoughts, even when you are completely silent.
You weren’t in my plans, and God laughed. You were exactly what I didn’t know I needed.
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