Today marks the day of your second birthday! It is hard for me to believe that you are already two years old. I feel like just yesterday I was laying in a hospital bed, waiting on my c-section, so that I could meet you. Since the moment you were born, I've said that you look just like your daddy. You have his eyes and his facial expressions to a tee! But wow, it was clear the moment you started to talk....you sure do have your mommy's spit-fire personality! I hope that your strong willed personality will be used for the good. I want to teach you to be a strong woman someday. I want you to be bold to speak your mind when needed. I want you love with all your heart, even when it means you may hurt sometime. Daddy and I promise to continue to give you experiences and lessons to help you to grow and mature into a little lady that loves Jesus with all her heart!
In the last two years, you have brought endless joy to our lives. Loving you, only the way a parent can, has made me fall deeper in love with my Lord, Jesus. His love is so perfect. I can't imagine how our God put his son on the cross for our mistakes. Ivy, Jesus loves you too! I think you know that and are learning more about it each day. He created you just the way you are. He knows the plans of your life and it is our job as your parents, to encourage and support you. We will pray that you will allow His plan to guide you.
You are so much fun! Daddy and I are so glad you are here to provide non-stop entertainment for us. You are silly and at night we lay in bed laughing at all the things you did to make us smile that day. You have blessed us beyond belief and we can't wait to watch you grow each year (even if sometimes we do want to push pause)!
We love you so much and are so glad to be your Mommy and Daddy!
Happy 2nd Birthday, Little One!
* Sorry the video is dark!! This was right when I went in her room to wake her up! **