Tegegne, my first to love. Although we’ll never know if you were a cute baby, we have proof that you were an adorable 2 year old. (Of course you were a cute baby, but only birth mom has those memories.) I cannot handle those big brown eyes and sweet puckered lips. These were some of the first photos I ever saw of you, and I stared at them for long amounts of time. I wondered how you scratched your cheek, and what the scare on your forehead was from. I loved writing you letters through my paper pregnancy. I’ll never forget the first moments Daddy and I had with you. It was one of the most joyful times in my life. You were such a little guy, wondering what the big world had to offer. I am your forever Mommy and am praising God for your life. Thank you for turning me into a mommy, for teaching me how to be brave! Today you said you’ll take me on a date when you’re 16, and I said I hope you don’t change your mind. So here it is in writing. I promise not to embarrass you.
Baby Hensley, my love. You were the first to make my tummy very very big. What an experience pregnancy was. I remember getting teased at work in the last month of pregnancy, everyone swore I was having twins! Then you came out via a dramatic birth experience, and I fell in love again. You’re my gal pal. Often lately you ask if we can go to a party, to the beach, or over to a friends house! We are just alike. Soul sisters, you and me. We kiss and hug a lot, and I absolutely love it.
Oh Fieldsy! You came quickly after Hensley (instead of siblings from the Congo, what?!) and I am quite thankful for that. I am so glad God planned for you! All laid-back and snuggly, you are. You threw up all the time as a baby, but you slept well. I remember combing your hair into a bunch of different styles while taking the pictures below. The baby of the family, you’ll always be. I love your sweetness. Love,