Crawford Girl is Two!
Two years ago at 10:32 AM Crawford Girl was pulled out of my belly in an operating room and I heard her tiny cry from behind the curtain and I’ll never forget it, as fuzzy as those moments feel. Crawford loves to look through photos on my phone (“pitcher peez!”) and yesterday I let her scroll for a while and we watched videos from when I told Tyler I was pregnant and photos of ultrasounds and my growing belly. As we scrolled and I told her about her story I couldn’t help but be overcome with gratitude. She’s an undeserved gift. Her big brother, too. The Lord has done great things and I am so honored to be her Mama!
Crawford Girl, you light up my days and challenge me as a Mama sometimes hour by hour. Learning how to best to encourage you, support you, and discipline you is proving to be a task that I’ll be a student of for a long, long time. Your personality is so infectious and almost weekly someone comments to me about your confidence. Your confidence really comes out in your self-assured walk. :) Your brother is one of your favorite people and you play so well together. Watching the two of you laugh and play gives me so much joy! You’re saying so many words and really starting to understand pretend play. Your baby doll is now one of your favorite toys and you love to sing to her and rock her! You’re always looking for ways to be helpful around the house and you enjoy being apart of everyday tasks. You are so observant, watching what I do and how I react to things and you’re encouraging me to be more like Jesus. You will often want your own journal and bible when you see me sit down with mine in the mornings and it’s my deepest desire to see you come to know Jesus. You’ve grown so much in the past year and I truly can’t believe it’s only been a year since you turned one because you just act so BIG. I have so many dreams and hopes for you, my girl, but my biggest one is that you find your identity in Jesus and I pray that as your Mama I can learn how to point you to Him continually. Happy Birthday, my sweet CG. We love you so much!