Thursday, August 9, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Ella Dawn!

Sweet Sunshine,
Where has the time gone? You are such a beautiful blessing to me! Life with you is so full of Joy! You make everyday better with the love you share and the sweetness that pours out of your heart! Since the very beginning of your life, it was evident that you were especially strong. You survived being in my womb with little to no nourishment for several days. Though you only have half of a heart, it was strong enough to show up at only 5 weeks! You have fought and persevered through life and I know you will continue to face life with that same drive! You always inspire me to be a better person, to fight for my own life the way you fight for yours! I never knew someone could love someone this much, but you bring out the very best in me! Your life has brought joy to so many, if only you knew how very special you are! Lately you have been so grown up. You pray so many times a day I couldn't begin to count them, you say "thank you" and "please" for everything even when we give you candy for going pee pee in the potty you pray first before you will even take it, then you say "thank you mommy!" and put it in your mouth. You pray and thank Jesus for your heart meds that you take twice a day, you thank Him for every meal. You thank Him for your "scar". You thank Him for all your snacks. You pray that you don't get "sick". You pray for your heart friends. You sing twinkle twinkle little star, you are my sunshine, itsy bitsy spider, Jesus loves me, beautiful, and sooo many more. I love it when you sing beautiful and you are my sunshine to me, it makes my day, I used to sing You are my sunshine to you all the time when I was pregnant!! You love to "hold you" and "nuggle nuggle" You love reading books, and you have lots of them, but out of ALL your books you always chose one of your books about Jesus. You have 3 or 4 books about Jesus and you chose them over the others every single time. We tease all the time about you being an angle here on earth, sometimes I really wonder how we are so blessed with you!! You potty trained in 2 1/2 days and have only had a few accidents since then (still working on when we go out in public!) You love swimming and you are so brave! I love that you are so adventuress and independent! You are the PERFECT baby for me! I needed you to be independent to help me let go, and I needed you to be happy to  brighten my days, I needed you to be adventuress to stretch me. It has been hard having to keep you home through all the holidays the last two years, but you don't seem to mind being home bound and I'm okay with it too. God made me to enjoy home and to be germ conscious (I always got made fun of both of these things growing up) So I guess you and I are a great pair! You look so much like your daddy to me, sometimes I see hints of me in you and I see my cousins and your cousins in you often! Your hair is finally starting to get a little length to play with, and it is getting a little lighter. You had dark brown hair when you were born, then it all fell out and came back dark... it just keeps getting lighter. Your eyes are just stunning, they sparkle with life! I love that they are different colors, you are so gorgeous!! You still like to play with my necklace that I got when you were in the hospital and I have worn it almost every day since. When we were told that you only had a 20% chance to live, I was so scared, today was FULL of "love mommmmmy"s and "mooore kisses!" Snuggles, smiles, and hugs! Life is so sweet! Everyday with you is a gift that I treasure, you mean more to me then any words could ever say. I love everything about you! I am so proud of you, and I hope that as you grow this next year that you will keep that same sweetness and joy with you! You are learning faster then I have ever seen anyone learn, and this next year you will grow and change so much, I am SO honored to be your mommy and I am so blessed by your life! I love you forever and like you for always! Happy 2nd Birthday my beautiful daughter, my sunshine!

We would love if you would leave a birthday wish for Ella! I saw another heart mom had people that read the blog leave a comment for her daughter so that she can share it with her when she grows up, I would LOVE to have them to share with Ella when she grows up!! Thank you all for sharing this special day with us in spirit and thank you for your prayers!


  1. Happy birthday Swet Ella!!!! We love you so much and we are so thankful for you!!!
    The Nichols family

  2. Happy Birthday Ella Dawn! You have been such an amazing little miracle to follow! God has blessed you and your mommy and daddy! He has a HUGE purpose for you in life. Praying for you to continue to grow strong and healthy and beautiful! God bless you!

    Carolyn E. from Oklahoma City!

  3. Ella, happy 2nd birthday! Aunt Kristina loves you SO much. I have been so blessed by you these last two years, you have taught me so much. Your loving spirit and your joy are a blessing! I can't wait to hang out with you much much more. :) I love you!

    ~Aunt Kristina

  4. Happy Birthday, Ella! Aunt Angela loves you so very much! I'm looking forward to the day when I will be able to give you lots of hugs 'n kisses & show you how much I love you. I have a gift that I made for you, and will send it as soon as I can. I hope you will like it. :)

    ~Aunt Angela

  5. Happy Birthday Ella! Wishing you the best birthday today and many more to come! You are definitely your mommy and daddy's sunshine :0)

    April Burnett

  6. Happy birthday, sweet, sweet Ella!!!!!!!! You've touched a ton of lives and I LOVE hearing about how you are growing and learning and becoming a smart, beautiful and just absolutely wonderful little girl!!!! *hugs* Someday when you and Annabelle are older, you need to "meet" and have a little heart-girl playdate! :-)

  7. Happy birthday, Ella. You are such a special little girl, and your mommy and daddy love you so much and tell us all about you!

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLA. YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS. I will never see you in person because your momma and daddy don't even know me, but I will follow your blog and watch you grow. Darla Abner, El Reno, Oklahoma

  9. Happy Birthday, Ella! You are a precious little angel!

    Cindy from Richardson, TX

  10. Ella,
    We have been there with you since day one. You have been such a Special little girl. You have been in our hearts every day in our hearts.
    I hope you had a special 2nd birthday today.
    We love you,
    Popa Joe & grandma Janice

  11. Happy Birthday Precious Ella. Wishing you the best birthday ever!!

  12. Happy Birthday Ella! You are a very special little girl, a gift from God to your parents. Sometimes we do not understand why God gives us such special gifts but while on this side of heaven, we have to treasure them. You are a very luck angel, with beautiful parents who were able to survive a season in their life most people cannot. May God bless you and your family!

    Misty Wilson
    Pearl, Mississippi

  13. We hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday SWEET Ella:) We continue to pray for you as we have since before you were even born. Love you Bunches, Nanny Norma and John

  14. Happy Birthday Miss Ella! You are truly a gift from God~~ I have been reading your blog and praying for you even before you were born. I don't post very much but I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I will continue to keep you in my prayers....You are such a special little girl....

  15. I came across this website by mistake. Once I started reading, I could not stop as I had tears running down my face. God bless you and your family each and every day.


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