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Four weeks


On the night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered,
"Life will never be the same."

Because there had never been anyone like you...
ever in the world.




Heaven blew every trumpet
and played every horn
on the wonderful, marvelous
night you were born.
(On the Night You Were Born, Nancy Tillman)

Olivia,

Four weeks ago, delivering you so early, we would never have described that night as wonderful or marvelous. We were terrified. But, God was bigger than our fears and He had a very special plan. He knew on that day how scared we would be. He knew how much you would weigh and how many strands of hair would be on your head. He knew the nurses who would care for you in those first critical hours and days. He is the author of your life. We learn more and more each day that His plan for you is best.

These past four weeks with you have brought us so much joy it makes our hearts swell. We love you more than we thought possible, sweet girl. We love you fiercely.

Love,
Your Mommy and Daddy

Comments

  1. Soo glad she is doing well!!! She is such a sweet sweet miracle! I hope you are doing well yourself!!! Take Care!! Still Praying for Olivia in Canada!!

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  2. Continuously thinking and praying for you and your family. I love the nickname Livi, beautiful! She is just gorgeous! Such a precious little peanut!

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  3. How sweet, This is Leah Hardwick. I have been following along the past few weeks & have been praying & sharing for others to pray for precious Olivia. I know so many Olivias/livys now 2 of which are struggling.

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  4. Beautiful post! I am still praying for you sweet girl and mommy's heart!

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  5. Fiercely is the perfect word. It expresses so, so much. Continuing to think of you all and keep you in my prayers.

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  6. Love this post. Every word is so true. I feel the exact way about Beckham. Love u friend and am continuing to pray.

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