Friday, September 26, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FAITH !!!


This was me awaiting a
very special delivery that was due on September 26th just a "few" years ago.


I did not find out whether I was having a boy or a girl ahead of time, but I had really prayed for a little girl throughout my entire pregnancy.  I had also prayed that I would have a quick and easy labor and delivery (this was back in the days of "natural childbirth"!), that I would have about a 7 lb. baby (the doctor had said I might have to have caesarean if any larger) and that I would NOT HAVE TO HAVE AN ENEMA!

Walt and I went to the County Fair on that Thursday night, September 25th.  We got home, did our Lamaze exercises and got in bed about 12:15 am.  About 15 minutes later my water broke and contractions started.  When we left for the hospital about 4:20 am, contractions were about 6 minutes apart and over the next 5 minutes they got to be TWO minutes apart!  Walt had the car floor-boarded and we made it from home to the hospital (which was about 20 miles) in 11 minutes!

After getting me into the hospital, he went back down to park the car and to get the camera, and by the time he came back upstairs, this little head was crowning!
God answered all my prayers! There was NO time for an enema (PTL!) and Rebekah Faith was born at 6:29 am and just look at what she weighed in at!  God is Good!

Your dad's first comment to me was, " Well, honey, you got everything you wanted all the way around - a short labor, no enema and a little girl!"

3 months

5 months 

12 months old

1 year birthday party

5 year old kindergarten - First Place in Poem Contest

Christmas 1985



I DID get everything I wanted!! 

Faith , you have brought so much joy to your Dad and me, to our entire family and to all of those who know you. We are so proud of the beautiful young woman that you have become!



You are the best daughter any mom or dad could have.




You are the best sister any guy or girl could ever have!


The best wife a man could ask for!


And the best NANA ever!!!




HAPPY BIRTHDAY , FAITH !! May God richly bless you on your special day and may He grant you the deepest desires of your heart.  May this be your best year yet!

We couldn't love you more!
Mom & Dad

To all my blogging friends:  Please pop over to Faith's Blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!

19 comments:

Grace said...

I am not sure what happened to my comment I just left. I love this post, it is so sweet. Faith is the best sister, daughter, and Nana EVER! Happy Birthday Faith!! We can't wait to see you tonight! We love you!

Caroline said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THIS WAS JUST WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAITH!!!!!!! LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!!!!

JenB said...

I posted about Faith too! Of course mine wasn't quite as informative as yours! ha! Love the pics. We're so blessed to have her in our lives. You did good, Mimi!

Jenna said...

This was the sweetest thing ever for the sweetest birthday girl ever!!! Loved it and love ya'll dearly!!!

Megan said...

What a beautiful and sweet post. I loved all of the pictures! Thank you so much for sharing those. Yay! Happy Birthday Faith!

Faith said...

Thank you mom! That poem contest picture...bless it, what is up with the hair? Ha!

I love my family and I am so thankful that God gave me to you and dad. Thank you for loving me, teaching me and praying for me. I know that I can always count on ya'll to be there for me, and I am so blessed by that.

Can't wait to see you tonight! Love you so much!

My Army Brats and Me said...

Happy Birthday Faith! I would like to send you both a bracelet.

Cindy

Julie said...

This was such a beautiful post from a mother!!! How sweet!! I loved seeing the pictures of Faith!!

Betsy said...

You were blessed with such a sweet, sweet daughter! I know she is such a blessing to you! :)

I loved all the cute pictures!

petrii said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAITH!!!!!! What a sweet, sweet post!! She is such a beauty inside and out ~~ those pics are precious.

Love you two so much ~~ have a blessed weekend, Dawn

Heather said...

Oh, I am crying reading this! I am sitting here asking "why?" and I think it is two-fold. One- I love Faith (and you!) so much even though we have never met in real life. She and I have such similar hearts and I just relate to her and am ministered to by her in such a real and wonderful way that can only be Jesus! Two- I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how God answered every single aspect of your prayer and I am just struck by the fact that, especially with that heritage, I believe without a doubt that He WILL answer Faith's prayers for a baby of her own! Look how wonderful and personal and specific God is.....from the first moments of her life! May you do it, Lord, right now! Bring her and Chad that sweet baby so this wonderful godly heritage can continue to be passed on. Oh, the glory you will receive, Father! May THIS be the year of your miracle! I believe!!!!

Sorry for this long comment....I just loved this post so much, Mimi! You are lucky to have such a wonderful daughter, but she is also so lucky to have such a wonderful mother!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

What a sweet post this is!!! I loved looking at all these pictures! So sweet!!

Melissa said...

How great! I loved seeing all of the pictures! I haven't done my post yet, but I plan to get some good photos of her party with friends and post about that! Love her... and YOU! :)

Megan said...

OK, this doesn't have anything to do with this post, but I was cracking up after I read your comment on my blog. I love that you thought my blog name was from scripture....and then it wasn't! It completely makes me look like Little Miss Christian Slacker. So I want you to continue to think in your mind that it was completely derived from scripture. That was a much better story and has much more significance!!!!

Kristen said...

This made my eyes water! Faith is an awesome girl and you are such a sweet mom!
The enema part of this story totally made me laugh! :)
Hope you guys had a great time celebrating!

Laura Ann said...

This is the sweetest post ever...thank you for sharing your heart. Being a Mommy to a baby girl is the best gift God could have ever given me and it looks like it has blessed your life richly as well.

His Doorkeeper said...

What a sweet and loving post! Faith is the kind of daughter most women long for and God saw fit to bless you very much with her!

Happy Birthday Faith! You have done your parents proud!!

judy said...

How precious!!! What a wonderful tribute to a very special daughter.

Belated wishes to your daughter.

Isn't it wonderful how far "they've" come(whomever THEY are) with these girls and their deliveries? The delivery rooms, having their babies IN their rooms, the short length of stay. But the biggest of all, having the option of knowing WHAT they're having ahead of time if they choose to do so.

I can so relate to your pg outfit? :)

Hollie said...

aww mimi, I LOVED this post.

Very sweet, very special.

Thanks for sharing!