In less than 1 month, Posey Collins will be turning three years old!! It’s so cliche, but It’s really hard to believe!
I hear people say all the time, “It seems like yesterday that they were born”.
Honestly, It feels like FOREVER ago since I was holding that little thick haired child for the first time.
When I think back to that time in our lives, we were such different people than we are now.
For one, we really didn’t know Posey very well.  Our lives were so calm, and we came and went as we pleased.
We had NO IDEA how selfish our lives were, and NO IDEA how our world was about to be turned upside down!
The past three years have been the hardest, most challenging, patience trying, rewarding, amazing years thus far.
Little Ms. Po has redefined hard headed, stubborn, fussy, and challenging…and I mean it with everything in me when I say, I would have it no other way.
For the 9 months before Po was born, I prayed constantly that God will give us a unique child.
I didn’t even really know what I meant, but I knew that God knew what I was talking about.  He spot on answered my prayers.
I know that all these characteristics in Posey are ones that when molded by God’s grace, will make her absolutely unstoppable.

Posey, I know you can’t read yet, but hopefully one day you can read this and know how I feel about you.
You are the apple of my eye, and I’m crazy about you.  I didn’t understand until you got here what
people meant when they talked about having a different love for their children, but now I know that it’s a love that is painful.
Sometimes, I feel like my chest just might burst open if I had even one more ounce of love for you.
The crazy thing is, as each day passes, and I get to know you better,  I only love you more!
I’ve actually thought I might not be able to handle having another child because if I have 2 of these little people,
I might not be able to handle the pain of loving two this much.
Me and your Daddy always said we would never be those people who talked about their kids all the time(so disgusting, right??!)
Well, we not only are those people now, we might be the worse you’ve ever seen!
We try to act normal in public, but when it’s just the two of us, we can’t stop ourselves.
All we want to do is talk about how cool you are, quote the funny things you say, and of course, strategize on
how we can double team you to make sure you don’t get one hand up on us.
I know you get sick of me kissing on you all the time, but I’m sorry to say, I’m probably not going to stop.
You are the prettiest, sweetest, most precious child I know, and I can’t keep my eyes off of you
I love you so much, and I’m so thankful that God has let us be your parents.  It’s the greatest honor we will ever have.
You have made our lives go from boring to sunshine.  You make every day exciting to live.
I love you sweet girl, and I’m proud to be your Mama.

This is possibly the most difficult photo I’ve ever taken in my life!
Balloons popping and flying away, 2 trips to Wal-Mart for Balloons, Posey crying, hot, windy, dusty
and trying to keep her in one spot so the lights will hit her.
Let’s just say, this was all made possible because Daddy showed up and did a little rendition of ,
“Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me.”
I prayed for ONE shot….and that’s all I got

Totally worth it!

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