Never in my life did I expect I could feel such a bond with two children yet having Ellie only made me realize I have more love than I ever knew to give. Having a little mama’s girl after navigating motherhood the first few years with a bonified daddy’s boy has given me a much needed boost of confidence, an assurance that each child is unique and different but I must not take their natural inclinations personally.
I miss the many days when Ellie would be snugly attached to me in her little baby sling, all cozy and fast asleep. For so many months, she shunned the stroller but eventually learned mama simply could not carry her around everywhere anymore and so, she quickly adapted but sometimes, I long for the coziness again!
Ellie means “shining light” and all I can say is that every day, Ellie Rebekah brightens our day. Her almond shaped blue eyes fairly gleam almost to over flowing with life, joy and curiosity…she seems to be extremely adventurous and able to find interest in the most mundane objects…for example a roll of toilet paper will keep her interested for hours and her feet, oh her feet! Bare or with shoes on, she seems to think her feet are just the tastiest, most fascinating things to play with!;)
God, thank you for Ellie. I do not deserve her and Micah yet you have given them to Rick and I and all I can say is I marvel at the way you know exactly what children we need to sanctify us, challenge us and grow us as individuals, spouses and parents.
Ellie is crawling still, pulling herself up and walking while holding on to objects, clapping, waving, pointing a lot, shakes her head.
Ellie says “banana” consistently and excitedly when she sees the fruit, loves to say “uh-oh,” says “clap” a lot, “mama,” “dada,” and is getting close to saying several other words as well.