January 17, 2010

Two Years of Turtle

By the time that most of you read this the minute of her birth will have passed. 8:28 PM. Two years ago exactly, tonight, 1-17-08, Lauryn (Turtle) was born. After so many years, so many prayers, so much trying, she finally joined us here in this world. This wonderful little miracle saved me. I have cried so many tears since the day we found she was on her way to join us, but they have been tears of Joy. I know that I will spend the rest of my days shedding tears for just the same reason. This little girl is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me, and I could not love her more!!!
Here she is in pictures.....


Seven Weeks Pg....
Our 13th anniversary and the day we saw that wonderful heartbeat!



32 Weeks Pg....





January 17th 2008... 3 minutes old... Look at that conehead!!!


January 18, 2008.... Hospital picture.




3 Months....

6 Months....



9 Months....

1 Year....





18 Months....

Taken last night at her Birthday Party 1-16-10

Not a Moment to Soon

I was standing at the end of my rainbow

With nowhere to go and no pot of gold in sight

All my wishes were just way too much to hope for

But when I saw you I knew I'd seen the light

And not a moment too soon

Without a minute to spare

You touched my heart

When I didn't have a prayer

In my darkest hour

With my world filled with gloom

Your sweet love saved me

Not a moment too soon

I used to think that love would never find me

And the one who cares was lost somewhere in time

But when you found me I knew I'd found forever

You rescued me just before I crossed the line

And not a moment too soon

Without a minute to spare

You touched my heart

When I didn't have a prayer

In my darkest hour

With my world filled with gloom

Your sweet love saved me

Not a moment too soon

Your sweet love saved me

Not a moment too soon

Not a moment too soon

"Tim McGraw"


My Little Girl

Gotta hold on easy as I let you go

Gonna tell you how much I love you

Though you think you already know

I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm

You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born

You're beautiful baby from the outside in

Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again

Go on, take on this whole world

But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl

When you were in trouble that crooked little smile could melt my heart of stone

Now look at you, I've turned around and you've almost grown

Sometimes you're asleep I whisper "I Love You" in the moonlight at your door

As I walk away, I hear you say, "Daddy Love You More"

You're beautiful baby from the outside in

Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again

Go on, take on this whole world

But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl

Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand

But I won't say "yes" to him unless I know, he's the half

That makes you whole, he has a poet's soul, and the heart of a man's man

I know he'll say that he's in love

But between you and meHe won't be good enough

Your beautiful baby from the outside in

Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again

Go on, take on this whole world

But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl

"Tim McGraw"

15 comments:

Beckie's Infertile said...

Beautiful!

~Jess said...

Happy Birthday to you beautiful little girl!

Paige said...

Happy Birthday Lauryn! This is my sister's birthday too. She is beautiful!

Aunt Becky said...

Could she be any more beautiful? Happy, happy birthday, sweet baby girl.

LJ said...

Gorgeous! Happy birthday big girl.

Tracey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TURTLE!!!!

Susan said...

Happy birthday, Lauryn! LOVE the pictures!

Kristin said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweet Lauryn!

My Reality said...

She just keeps getting prettier and prettier. I hope she had a great day.

Erika said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats on a wonderful little girl! :D May all her years be joyous and surrounded by people she loves :)

P.S.- Have you considered coming to Mexico to get your dental work done? Porcelain caps here in Mexico cost approximately 200 dlls a piece including all the work they involve. Might be worth some thought, and they'd also be great vacations for you!

IF Optimist, then... said...

She is absolutely perfect. Many congratulations. This post fills me with great hope and joy. So glad to know that happy endings come true.

Kristine said...

Happy birthday!!! She's gorgeous!

Wishing 4 One said...

Just amazing. Happy belated Turtle!!!

Kimbosue said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

Girl, I can not believe how grown up she is since the last time I have seen her. Now of course since it has been almost 1 1/2 years that makes a BIG difference.
I kinda feel ashamed for not having come by again, but with 2 kids and about 6 hours drive it is really hard.
Love ya girl
Tina