Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hadley is 5 years old!!!

Five years ago, my life took a dramatic turn. I can't even begin to describe the depth of emotion I felt on February 19th, 2004. Everything I thought I knew about life and love, and even God changed on that day. I finally began to understand sacrificial, unconditional love. I found that I loved my husband even more. I found that I could better understand God's amazing grace(even though I still can't fathom why He would love me!) My priorities completely and immediately changed. Hadley Kay was, and is, such a miracle.
The day she was born was a beautiful, emotional day for my family. My mom and dad, sisters, aunts, uncle, cousins and Brian's parents, brother and Grandaddy were all there. Everyone had tears in their eyes when they met little Hadley for the first time. I was elated. I really felt as though I was on top of the world. She was perfect! She was 6 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long. She had a head full of dark hair. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever laid my eyes on:)

To celebrate her birthday this year, we had a little tea party. She and her buddies enjoyed tea sandwiches, fruit, scones with jam and cream, cookies and cake. They dressed up in their prettiest clothes and enjoyed being ladies.

She really wanted a "grown up" birthday this year. Brian sent her flowers-she was SO excited!

She got lots of great presents. Her favorite present was the ring from her daddy. She is such a daddy's girl!

All in all, it was a very special day of remembering a very special little lady!


Susan said...

How sweet Emily! I am in tears. How awesome a day she must have had. I love that baby!

Brandyn said...

Hadley is so precious, Emily. And being a mother is the most joyous thing (I can't imagine what it must be like for our mother's to watch us ~THEIR BABIES!~ with our own!)....

the preacher <>< said...

what a special little girl! Her grand daddy says she is the cat's pajama's (what ever that means)