And She Grew And She Grew

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen10 Comments

One year ago today I gave birth to my fourth child, Anneliese. She was so very little and not particularly pleased to see any of us. She fussed about her new lodgings quite ferociously for weeks, but how very quickly she became loved by her 3 older siblings and parents. She was hardly ever put down and all of us fought over whose turn it was to hold her.

Then she grew and she grew all through that first year and our family cheered each time she learned to do something new.

Today my baby is turning one. Like all of my children, I love this little girl with all of my heart and soul and realize what a precious gift I was given to be able to be her mother.

I still rock her to sleep every night and will continue doing so until she will no longer let me. I will proudly wear the boogers, tears and food she smears all over my shirt and will hold her little hand as she learns to walk, enters preschool and even kindergarten. All of these stages will happen so fast that it will make my heart ache for each stage she has grown out of.

Just like her brother and sisters before her I will worry daily about her and pray fervently that those around her will see just how special she is and treat her kindly.

Happy birthday my sweet angel, “I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.”

Stay Happy! Stay Informed!




  1. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Anneliese,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

  2. Thanks! She is currently helping me frost her cake. She is doing a very thorough job and her hands are completely covered :)

  3. Happy birthday! 1 year is a big deal, such a big moment in a little amount of time. She is beautiful and your words are too. "…pray fervently that those around her will see just how special she is and treat her kindly." That sentence resonates with me so much.

  4. Oh she's just precious! Congrats on one year! and a very happiest of happy's to baby A.

  5. Awww! This is so sweet! What a beautiful baby girl with such a loving momma! Happy birthday Anneliese!

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