Friday, June 8, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

OK, so this picture was a fluke. I meant to take a close-up picture of my sweet girl's gorgeous face and she decided to charge me at the last minute and this is what I got! And I absolutely love it. This child is beautiful in ways I never imagined a child of mine would be. And the greatest thing is -- I had absolutely nothing to do with it. So when she gets compliments from strangers on the street about how stinkin' beautiful she is I just give a huge smile and say "isn't she, though?" She doesn't have my light, curly hair or my husband's blue eyes. I can't "take credit" for any of her features...they weren't given to her by me. When my neighbors go on and on about her incredible almond shaped eyes I just agree and say "they are completely breathtaking, aren't they?" She is nothing like I imagined my child would be, but she now DEFINES beauty for me. She defines love, joy, happiness, and answered prayers. To quote a friend -- she is IT for me. (right, Stef?) And her beauty, as you all know, is not just skin deep. She has a beautiful heart, too. She is kind and sweet and loving. Oh, and she is FUNNY...sooooo funny. I could go on and on. God has blessed me so incredibly with this little beauty. She challenges me and tests me daily sure, but she LOVES ME SO GOOD. I am so thankful to a great big God for making this little one for our family... Sunday is Lily's 3rd birthday party, so I will probably be consumed with all of that for the next couple days...there will be lots of pictures on Monday! Have a great weekend all!

31 comments:

Stacy said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday Lily!!!

She IS beautiful. There is no doubt about it!

This is a great post!

Tracy said...

Very well said. I feel the same way. We are so blessed, aren't we?? Happy Birthday Lily!!! Have fun this weekend!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful week-end!

Aren't June Birthday's the BEST!

Beth and Shayna said...

Happy Birthday Lily!

And, I am so glad I found you, or you found me. I have always thought the same thing about Shayna when people remark on her looks. I cannot be egotistical at all and it makes me even more proud. I have not heard anyone else verbalize what you just said about Lily's looks and I completely agree. Lily is so beautiful and it shows in every picture, no matter what the true outcome is in the end. Have a fabulous time this weekend and as I always say, eat lots of cake!

Beckyb said...

I have to agree - they are little gems and we are so fortunate that they are ours!!! I look at her and think her little eyes and dark skin are just beautiful!!

Doris & Dan said...

Happy Birthday Lily!

Have a wonderful weekend, beauty girl!

Keep smilin!

Daniella said...

Happy Birthyday Lily! She is gorgeous!!!!!!

Verna said...

Happy birthday miss Lily!

Sandra said...

Oh, I can so relate to what you said in this post!

Happy Birthday, Lily!!

Carrie said...

Oh, special birthday wishes for sweet Lily! She is just the most precious jewel and I love to hear how your relationship has grown and lives touched that will never be the same again. Can't wait to see birthday celebration pistures soon!

Stacy said...

Psssst...
I tagged you!

crazylady said...

Same view you get from inside a microwave

Steffie B. said...

She is so precious and you already know how happy I am for you and Jay! I understand that deep love and the fact that she is just "it" for you! ;)

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Lily!!! Have a great weekend.

Kathy and Joel said...

What a beautiful picture and post. You are such a wonderful mom, Nikki and I hope to be just as amazing as you are one day. :)
Have a great weekend!

Jonni & John said...

Nikki,

What a sweet thing to write about your daughter. Lily is beautiful on the inside and outside and I hope that she has a wonderful 3rd birthday party, but knowing Lily, she definitely will. I can't wait to see the pics.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY!!! :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Jonni & John said...

P.S. I couldn't agree more with what Kathy and Joel said above.

Jonni

kris said...

God made her, that's why she's so beautiful. Happy birthday little one!

Mommy Spice said...

Oh, that's a great picture!!

Happy birthday Lily!! Can't wait to see the pics.

Steffie B. said...

Hmmmmm......I see that you want in to the mystical life that some of us are leading....you may enter my beautiful Lily....however, it is not for the faint of heart....oh yes....my sweet chickadee....I've been granted the knowledge of the duck giver.....I shall take that secret to my grave.

new girl said...

I would recognize those eyes anywhere!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Lily! I hope you have a wonderful party and lots of delicious cake!

Olivia said...

She sure is very beautiful!

Emmie said...

She does indeed have the most beautiful eyes. My mom and I have said that from day one. She adorable, absolutely adorable.

oo, can't wait to see pics of her birthday.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Yepper, she is all that and then some! We think so too.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Happy birthday to the light of your heart!
Some things are just meant to be, like our children.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I have to agree with all you said! She is beautiful as we are too. Happy Birthday little angel...

Rony

LaLa said...

I know what you mean. I always thought I would have a little one with blonde hair and green eyes...but my raven haired brown eyed girl is more beautiful than I could have imagined. Like you said..we are soooo blessed.

Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!

The Shocks said...

happy birthday Lily.

She is a very beautiful girl. It is amazing how beautiful our little ones are. I find myself sitting and staring at Hannah sometimes just amazed at how beautiful she is.

redmaryjanes said...

I hope that Lily had a wonderful Birthday! I did a special post for her.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i completely agree ... i catch myself sometimes just staring at emily's face and think i have never seen anything more beautiful!!! lily and you are blessed to have one another ... enjoy every minute !!!!

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