Dear Verity…Love, Mama

June 25th, 2011

Dear little Verity,

Today you had one candle on your cake.

That’s supposed to mean you were born one year ago.


But really, you were still safely tucked inside my belly one year ago tonight.


And on that night, the night before you were born, I had one fear left inside my heart.

Not many knew about that fear…just Daddy, a close friend, my sister, and Jesus.


I was afraid that right after you were born…


…I would cry.


You see, I cry when really, really huge, important things happen.  Too huge for me to take in easily.


I cry when those huge, important things are very, very wrong, but…


…I also cry when those huge, important things are very, very right.


I knew that your birth would be the start of something huge, important, and very, very right.


But I was afraid that my crying would tell the people around me something that wasn’t true.


What if they saw me crying and thought I was sad about you??


How could anyone ever be sad about you, lil’ sweet pea person??


So one year ago tonight, I prayed that God would use me to show everyone around us…


…just how much True Joy He could send along with that magical extra chromosome, Verity Joy…

…for those with eyes to see and hearts to receive…


…and that your birth was very, very right.


With more love than I ever knew was possible,


P.S.  And did He ever give a tremendous yes to my puny little prayer.

Thank You, Jesus.


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10 Responses to “Dear Verity…Love, Mama”

  1. stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday Verity. That was a fast year! I remember when you were just a tiny Dumpling! it’s been a pleasure watching you blossom!

  2. Becky K. says:

    What amazing photographs to go with a wonderful story.  One to remember for years and years to come.
    Verity is so blessed.  As are you.

  3. Aunt Erma says:

    I love your beautiful pictures, Verity!   I’m getting quite a lot of saved, irresistable photos of you in a special folder.   What a doll!   Oh, by the way, I love the pictures of you and your dolly.    God gave you a wonderful family.

  4. Ilisa says:

    Oh Verity, Happy Birthday sweety!  I love your spirit and you have such a great home full of wonderful people.  You are doing so well, I think I should send Calvin to your home for awhile!  You 2 would enjoy each other.  Love, Ilisa

  5. Ilisa says:

    Oops, I suppose you are a sweetie, not a sweety :)

  6. Tami Swaim says:

    This Verity girl who share’s my sweet little girls middle name is not lacking in expressions, that’s for sure!  I just love her expressions.

  7. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday sweet Verity!!

  8. Shari~hotfudgecustard says:

    I love all these expressions, too!!  How fun to look over your shoulder, Susanna!  I know you give her lots of kisses.  I wish I could give her kisses, too!!!!

  9. Marilyn Osborn says:

    Love this post….love the pictures!….love you, friend!

  10. Joy says:

    Another precious post, Susanna! Happy Birthday, Verity!

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