Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sadie's Birth Day

Today is Sadie's 14th birthday!!!!! I remember before I got pregnant with her telling Heavenly Father that I could wait another year before He sent another one to our home. I felt so overwhelmed with 2 and it was getting easy as Brooke approached 3. I felt myself getting a little selfish and wanting "me" time. Heavenly Father didn't give us a 2nd chance and sent our Sadie. I also remember thinking after she was born, that if I knew she was going to be so sweet, I would have had her sooner. She has taught me more about enjoying my role as a mother, not that I didn't enjoy Jordan and Brooke, but with Sadie I didn't dread the middle of the night feedings, I actually looked forward to them. She was so shy and would cry if anyone talked to or tried to hold her. She never went to nursery by herself and wouldn't leave my side to even get snacks. Some days, she wouldn't even go to Gary. You would never know these things now because she has grown into a strong, outgoing, friendly young woman. I just really appreciate this spirit that Heavenly Father knew I needed in my life. She loves life. She sets an example to me by reading her scriptures and attending the temple. She treats everyone as children of our Heavenly Father and tries hard to please her parents, her coaches, her teachers, her YW leaders and her friends (I'm glad she has such great ones). Thank you Heavenly Father for knowing what was best for our family and loaning Sadie to us. And thank you Sadie for being who you are. I love you, Mom.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SADIE!!! What a sweet post from your mama! I agree with everything she said about you! You are such a sweetie and I love that you know what is right and stand up for it! You are amazing! Thanks for always stopping and saying hi when you pass by! I love talking with you! ;) Hope you had a great day!

  2. P.S. I LOVE the pics of you when you are little! The soccer pic of you looks like you are about Brinley's age...? Wow, she is going to be in Y.W. before I know it! What a cute little girl you were!

  3. Such a sweet post! Happy birthday Sadie!! Thanks for being such a wonderful example to me and my little girls! My kids (yes, even Thomas) adore you!! :) You are wonderful!