The baby is a teenager...God help us.
Where did the time go? Everyone told me this would happen, I just didn't want to believe them.
I feel like my life didn't really start until my daughter was born. I wanted a girl so much. We waited six years after Jordan was born to try for a girl. We kept saying we were going to wait for Jordan to "get under control." Finally after six years I said, "honey we have tried our best but I don't know that he is ever going to get under control, and I really want a girl." There were no guarantees in the land of X's and Y's, but at least we could try.
But back to our Savvy girl...
By the time I was finished with her labor and delivery which was an absolutely exhausting one, I was so spent I couldn't hop on the bed. But, when Dr. Barnett said, "It's a girl" my voice was still strong and I praised God to the top of my lungs laying there in the hospital bed. I think everybody in Carroll County probably heard me giving thanks to God. Although I did follow my "How to Have a Girl" book I know that ultimately GOD ALMIGHTY gave us our girl. Life started for Savanna but life started for me too because there's NOTHING LIKE HAVING A GIRL!!! Having a daughter is so amazing.
She loves to write and was selected for the writing academy for her school.
She's a voracious reader and usually has a book with her at all times to pull out when she has a moment.
She just received an invitation last week to participate in advanced art at her school next year.
She's funny -- and can deliver a sassy one liner quicker than her Daddy which is quite the accomplishment if you know her Daddy.
She is a strong girl who has a great sense of self worth and confidence.
She's a trend setter who runs ahead of the pack.
She has strong beliefs and knows how to articulate them.
She loves photography and is really good at it.
She likes to play the piano and sing, but not for others...yet. And I'm fine with that.
She loves broccoli and other healthy foods.
She talks of being a missionary and she wants to adopt babies.
We have church tonight and there is not an opportunity to adequately celebrate as a family so her family dinner will be Friday night and she will have a sleepover party at the house with some of her girlfriends in a few weeks.
I love you, Savvy girl and am so blessed and honored to be your Momma.