Monday, April 26, 2010
Fairy Cakes and Five...
Youngest daughter turned 5 today! What a wonderful blessing she has been to this family. She is pink with sparkles. Our only "girly girl".
My husband and I thought we were done having children after middle daughter, our third child. Middle daughter was 6, when we found out I was expecting again. What a shock! Neither my husband nor I were without trepidation, but as time went on, we became very excited.
I was especially terrified of labor. My labor with middle daughter had been horrific, and I didn't know if I could do that again. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed. God gave me peace and strength to face what was before me, and he gave me wonderful, knowledgeable midwifes (and my midwife-in-training, Eldest Daughter). I tried something new (to me anyway) and labored in water. What an incredible difference. My labor with youngest daughter was gentle, quiet and quick - truly a gift from God. Youngest daughter was born in our bathroom, with my husband, my mother, our daughter and our midwifes present. What a blessed day.
Today, we celebrated youngest daughter's fifth birthday. She requested Chocolate Fairy Cakes with pink frosting. We had neighbor children over, sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed a sunny afternoon.
And even the neighbor boys brought books and trinkets. It was a wonderful, fun time!
Happy Birthday youngest daughter, our dear gift from God.