Brice and I got married on August 7, 2004. We have three beautiful girls that are our world - Rachel Mackenzie born November 14, 2006, Lauren Elizabeth born March 12, 2009, and Hannah Grace was just born on October 19, 2011. I work as a social worker at a local hospital in the NICU and other women's services areas. Brice is a CPA for a company in a small town outside of Dallas. We have only lived in Texas for a few years and part of our hearts will always be in Arkansas! We are huge Razorback fans! We are both very involved in our church where Brice teaches Sunday school, is a deacon, and is involved with other various management activities. We both love music and sing in the church choir. We have so many things to be thankful for and we strive to live our lives for the very One that gave it to us - Jesus Christ Himself! All of this is definitely...REASON TO REJOICE!!! =)
When I had you in my belly, I knew life with you would be so fun because you NEVER stopped moving! I will never forget the first time I felt you move - it was magical! I always worried that something was wrong with you because I could not understand why God would bless me with such a wonderful gift.
Meeting Mommy for the first time
I didn't think it was possible to love you any more than I did when you were born but my love for you grows everyday. You are beautiful inside and out and it has been such a delight to see you grow into yourself and for your little personality to develop. You are so tenderhearted. You cry easily and get your feelings hurt in a second - one of those gifts that your mommy gave you! You are SUPER smart like your daddy.
From the time you were just a little girl in my arms, I would rock and sing to you. Our song became "I Love You, A Bushel and A Peck." I LOVE that you now sing that WITH me and know that it is "our song." I love your kisses, your hugs, and the way you just want me.
You spent the first couple of days in the NICU
You love people and you care about others...a trait that is such a joy to see. You want to pray for your friends and for people that you don't even know. What a special girl you are! And, you also love your sister which melts my heart!
1 year old
You are hard headed and independent and some days you make me crazy but I will never love anyone else like I love you! You teach me more about life than anyone I know and I hope that we will always have a special relationship.
2 years old
My desire is for you to always know that Mommy and Daddy love you and more importantly that God loves you and He gave up His Son so that you would not have to bear the burden of your sins. I want to always protect you from bad things and I will do my best to teach you wisdom and discernment. My greatest desire is that one day you will come to know Jesus as your Savior and accept Him into your heart.
3 years old
I love you more than life itself - I hope you always know that. Happy 4th Birthday, Sweet Girl!