You were so small. I held my breath when I first held you, cradling sweet life, your eyes fluttered open and shut, and then you smiled. Your fingers gripped mine. And then, sweet girl ... I cried.
Next month you will be 1 year!! This year has swooped by in a parade of photos of how you've grown and become more YOU, everything is new and yet it is old. We picked out clothes for you before you were born, your mama and me, wondering what features of your daddy you would sport, and what ones of your mommy you would own. I stared at you in awe and wonder, because you were nothing what I was expecting and everything you were meant and knew you to be. You were perfection in His likeness.
Your Mama lets the title rest on me - Honorary Auntie. She knows how much it means to me.
She knows every time you kicked and I smiled through the tears, what pain would be sweet when you came. She knows sometimes I can't hold my longing in, and there you are...crawling in your giraffe print diaper and your kissable cheeks widen your cheeky grin, and life is so much better.
I've loved every single minute with you.
From the moment I knew you were coming, I loved you. Happy 11months, Georgia Rose.
Auntie Jean Marie loves you to the moon and back.
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Hooray for Five Minute Fridays! Thanks to all for stopping by - I look forward to this every week!
And hooray for my 650th post!! :)
With love always,
~ Jean Marie ~