So this post is just another reminder of how far Darryl and I have come on the journey to have children and how blessed we truly are. Last year my beautiful God daughter/niece, Audrey, turned one. Darryl and I wouldn't have missed her party for the world but as I sat there on the beach watching all the moms and dads with their children, it was hard to hold back the tears. Though we were surrounded by our loving family, I still felt left out and couldn't understand why we didn't have what everyone else did. I tried to remember how lucky we were and that God would someday make us parents but I also couldn't wait for what all these happy families had. However, seeing my niece so excited for her big day and all the work her Mommy and Daddy put into it made me a very proud Auntie.
|Auntie and Audrey at her first birthday!|
Audrey turned two this year and had a birthday party at her house. Our cousin Ryan snapped this picture and when I looked at it, I couldn't help but remember where we were last year and how far we have come. I think the smile on my face as well as my daughter's says it all. Darryl and I are finally able to experience the joy of parenthood and I wouldn't trade God's timing for the world!
|Claire and her Mommy at Audrey's second birthday!|
Trisha's sister-in-law made these adorable rompers for the girls to wear at Audrey's birthday. The cousins look so cute and I can't wait to see what beautiful girls they will become inside and out. :)