Monday, December 8, 2008

My baby is 12!!!

I can remember it like it was yesterday, which is surprising since I can't seem to recall her name half the time. I was very young and very scared. Our birth experience was less than stellar. I didn't know about interventions like I do now. So of course we had every one. But regardless, it was one of the best days of my life. I didn't know at the time how profoundly this little baby would shape my life. I didn't know that God had sent her here to help me grow. I didn't know how we would make it. And I didn't know how I would take care of her. But God did. He protected us both and provided for us when it seemed like there was no way. She loved me even when I was not qualified at all to be a mommy. She was a wonderful baby. So full of smiles and laughter. We are so fortunate to have Mackenzie as our daughter.

1 month old

3 months

Mackenzie and my mom

Mackenzie with mama and paw paw

She loved the johnny jump up. It was one of God's little gifts to me. My mom used to rave about how much I loved it when I was a baby, so it was sweet to me that Mackenzie like it too.

1st time on an airplane

Always smiling

At the lake with mommy
I am so thankful she didn't break her neck. What a far cry from the Britax seats we must have now!

1st dance recital Dressing up
Playing with her daddy One of her karate trophies On "our" wedding day. We were a package deal. Precious to me
She has grown up to be such a beautiful young lady. We love you Mackenzie!!


Tiffany said...

Wow, I LOVE this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful baby and now a gorgeous young woman. Save her for Ethan, k?! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Audrey! Those pictures just made me snot all over myself. (the never-ending cold I have isn't doing me any favors either)

I am so glad you shared those pictures and so sorry that I moved from GA when I did. I wish I could have been there with you for all those moments but I'm so glad that we've stayed friends all this time as well as we have. God really did bless you with that sweet baby girl... and now all your babies. And what a wonderful daddy she has in Tim. I am so thankful to God for the wonderful life He has given you! Oh, and happy birthday Mackenzie! ;o)