This year has flown by like it was on fast forward. As overstated as it is, it must be said "Has it really been a year since we brought home a floppy, wrinkly, cuddly newborn???"
The changes in a baby from 1 Day Old to 1 Year Old are remarkable.
As I write this post, Lottie is standing at her new play kitchen taking things in and out of the oven and talking to herself. And it definitely makes me a wonderful mixture of sad and happy--the ultimate example of bittersweet. I have a feeling every birthday we celebrate with this beautiful little girl will bring a similar feeling. As sad as I am to say goodbye to the baby stage, I must say we are enjoying the current stage just as much. We love watching her personality reveal itself as she accomplishes new things. We can already see her sense of humor, joyful approach to everything, and streak of independence. She definitely keeps us laughing, and we look forward to learning how her mind works as she learns to talk.
All that to say, it has been an incredible year! Both Chris and I feel blessed that God has entrusted us with His precious little Charlotte. She brings joy to our lives every moment.
To our Lottiebell -
We pray that you continue to see such wonder and happiness in the world around you. That you continue to smile so easily and quickly and to share that smile with those around you. That you will trust God with your life and fulfill His will for you. You a have very sweet spirit, which we hope you will continue to use to brighten the lives of those around you. We love being your Mama & Dada. We are so proud of you and love you more than we could ever have imagined possible.
Your Blessed Mama & Dada