Madalyn - You are 2 years old today! You came into our lives so unexpectedly, but what a blessing and a gift these last 2 years have been! You have endured so much medically, more than any child should ever have to. You have such sweet and strong spirit, and that is what has gotten you through the things you have had to endure -- major surgery right after birth for duodenal atresia and TEF, open heart surgery at 7 months, RSV and croup hospitalizations, pneumonia, nurses digging around in your arms and legs looking for a vein (even an artery sometimes), and oxygen tubes hanging off your sweet face for at least 12 out of the 24 months of your life. And you have done it all always with that sweet smile and happy spirit, amazing everyone around you. You are our precious baby girl, our first born daughter. Your beautiful blue eyes and adorable, crooked little smile inspires us and lights up our world every single day. Our whole life changed the day you came into our world and we thank God in Heaven for you every day!! Happy 2nd Birthday and we love you Madalyn Grace!!!
Here's a little video I put together to celebrate our ladybug's first 2 years. Its about 12 minutes long, and it still doesn't have all the pictures I wanted to use. :)) So many cute ones. You will have to go down a ways on the right side of my blog and pause the music player to hear the music on the video.
And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21
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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.