Friday, January 15, 2010

surprise gifts

my little sofia is 2 today...which is great news bc she had a very rough start in this scary, old world. tiny and a sickly, she fought hard...and won. praise god.

after almost 10 years of marriage and being told like 8 yea
rs prior we were infertile, we were gifted with one of the best "surprise gifts" of all time. there were no balloons, but EVERYONE was in awe of this gift...even the doctor who said, "you really are pregnant". "i can't be pregnant, i'm infertile and i'm almost 40."
well, sofia broke all the rules...i have NO idea where sh
e got that, btw...and she fought the entire pregnancy and made it to a point where she could come and see everyone in person...it was too early, she was too small bc she was IUGR {intrauterine growth restricted} and my diabetes and toxemia and high bp were all not good for that sweet, tiny thing. {her body was the size of our ipod and her head, the size of a baseball}
she lived in that little "camper" in the NICU for about 2 weeks and at not even 4 lbs, come strolling home to the madhouse...to face the world.
the rest is totally history...and well, today, i thank god for unanswered prayers and for big, fat surprises bc without them both, we wouldn't have brooke, jada or sofia.
happy birthday my sweet sofia...happy birthday.

"In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. these have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls." 1 peter 1:6-9

14 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a wonderful post! Happy Birthday to Sofia, what a blessing you are!

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday to your little miracle!

Jason said...

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I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other. Please let me know if this is possible. Until then, keep up the good work.

Jason
ThatVACATIONfeeling.com

Jen said...

What a beautiful girl. Happy Birthday, Sofia.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Sofia!

He & Me + 3 said...

Your post gave me goose bumps. Happy Happy Birthday Sofia...how cool that our girls share a special day! Have a blessed Birthday! You are the cutest thing eva!

mommytoalot said...

Awww how beautiful.. what a wonderful inspirational post.
Sophia is beautiful...
Happy belated birthday sunshine.

carlotta said...

So I've been reading for a long time but have never commented!
Happy birthday, Sofia!

Whimsical Creations said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie!

sandy said...

Happy Birthday Sofia!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet baby. Your girls are all lovely! Stopping in from SITS.

Have a great weekend. P.s. love the Harry Connick Jr!!

Paige said...

Happy Birthday to your precious baby girl!

Just stopping by tonight from SITS. Hope you have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

a very happy 2nd birthday to miss Sophia!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

OMG, that makes my heart happy. That's an awesome prego pic of you. And she's just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!