23 years ago this sweet little girl came to live with us
She graced us with her presence on a cold, rainy day
March 2 was her due date
A prompt little girl she was
Mommy was busy with her sick brother....had to get him to the doctor first ~
Then off to the hospital her mommy went
After an hour and a half
Erika was born
She weighed 6 pounds, 8 oz
and was 19 inches long
We fell in love with her personality and her half head of hair
Hair that stood straight out so we had to tame it with bows
and not very patient....when she wanted something she wanted it right away...
She was always determined
She grew up to be a fine young woman
She has a heart for God
She has a bucket load of friends
She has a boyfriend :)
She is smart
She is pretty
She is athletic
She is thoughtful
She is loving
She is fun to be around
She works hard
She is still determined
She still sets goals and strives to achieve them
She is Erika. My sweet little 23 year old.
Happy Birthday baby girl ~ you have been a blessing to us and I am so glad that God gave you to us all those years ago.
Even though you were my hardest one to carry...the pregnancy filled with kidney problems and preterm labor (you were in a rush to be born...you were a runner from the start I guess), I am so glad that you were born. Life just wouldn't be the same with out you. I am so proud of all that you have accomplished and all that you are!
May you continue to grow in grace and mercy, becoming the woman God intended you to be.
I love you with all of my heart,