The moment we have been waiting for came upon us before we even knew what happened. Two weeks before her due date, she just couldn't stand it any longer, she had to come meet us. I'm glad she was as excited to meet us as we were to meet her!
Arella Joy was born on May 11, 2011 at 9:11am weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches long. She's small but mighty, and (stealing from Mary Poppins) she's practically perfect in every way. We are absolutely in love with her and captivated by her presence. I cry pretty much every few hours because I'm so full of joy and awestruck wonder that she's actually here in my arms.
It's just starting to sink in that she's for real and here to stay, and I'm realizing it's already been a week. Oh time, please stop stealing my daughter from me! I am thoroughly enjoying every single moment as I'm finally a Mommy. Thank you Lord for answering my prayers when You didn't have to, You didn't need to, You simply wanted to. I am so unworthy, and so forever thankful for this most amazing blessing! Glory to God!