Friday, July 12, 2013

dear baby girl {letters from the heart}

Dear baby girl,

We are still anxiously awaiting the day we will get to fly on a plane to meet you.  Everyday we get just a little bit closer.

Today your daddy and I went to the doctor for a general check up and blood tests, which is one of our final requirements for our paperwork.  Typically your mama is not a fan of needles or blood work... but today, I didn't flinch.  Your sweet little face is quite the motivator.

The doctor we visited today was completely new to us.  Up until now, we really haven't had a primary physician in Louisville.  We didn't know a thing about him, except that he was less than a mile from the house and could schedule our appointment within a week of calling.  We arrived at the doctor's office only to find out that Dr. Gray travels to Uganda every.single.year.  I know, right?  He goes with his church once a year for medical missions and to help with other various needs.  I found myself almost in tears this morning as I showed your photo to some of the nurses and front desk girls.  They ooooed and ahhhhed over your cuteness (as everyone does) and my heart almost burst with joy.  I love how God continues to remind me time and time again that He has planned our little family long before we did.

Your daddy and I still talk about you endlessly everyday.  We often stay up late into the night talking about what we think you will be like as we share our prayers and dreams for you.  We talk about learning to do your hair... how spoiled you will be by your grandparents... how we can't wait to snuggle with you on the couch... how your mama will need to learn how to cook... how adorable you're going to be in footed pajamas... We have even decided on your name.  I think it fits you well.  It's beautiful and strong... just as you are.

I love you sweet girl... hurry home.

xoxo,

mama

12 comments:

Jaimie Ramsey said...

In tears, Julia. This is beautiful. How amazing of God to even pick your DOCTOR to be perfect for you guys and your situation! Our Lord sure is incredible, isn't he? :)

I can't wait to find out your baby girl's name. :) Let me know if you want any meal-planning/cooking ideas!

Praying for you, Lance, and your sweet baby girl. <3

Nicole H. said...

Oh Julia, this is so beautiful. How blessed you all are! These letters will be such a treasure to your little one and to you as time passes and the details begin to fade just a little. Jenna and I talk about your sweet girl all the time. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey. God is good!!!

Salena said...

Isn't it amazing how God works?

Ryan said...

Beautiful. :)

mleslie43 said...

I just read this to Jae and Jan since they are staying with me and we were all were in tears. Love you sweet heart and so proud of you and Lance. We are so excited and can hardly wait.

karla wood said...

This touches my heart deeply Makes me cry cant wait to see her and possibly a snuggle or two...Cant wait I wanna buy her some cutsie things for her hair...Hugs and you are one of my faves......Karlie77_2003@yahoo.com

Flossie said...

The crock pot will be your best friend. You can throw some meat and veggies in and turn it on. It's almost guarenteed to turn out yummy. Plus, soft, overcooked veggies are awesome for little eaters. :)

JudyH said...

Julia, that is beautiful! Can't wait for you to announce the name you've chosen. And, yes, her grandparents in Houston will definitely spoil her...and I'm sure Lance's Mom will do the same. That is the primary job of grandparents after all. :)

Emmie Beth said...

So precious, Julia! Your heart is beautiful. We wait with you as you wait for your little girl. Praying you will have her soon. :)

Demetrius and Amy said...

So sweet. I'm loving these letters. Makes me cry every time! You're gonna rock the whole mom thing like a champ. Can't wait to meet her...

Demetrius and Amy said...

So sweet. I'm loving these letters. Makes me cry every time! You're gonna rock the whole mom thing like a champ. Can't wait to meet her...

Lindsey Brackett said...

That is amazing. How perfectly God works all things!