Thursday, June 5, 2008

She's here... she's finally here!

Welcome to the world little baby Abigayle! I hope your Daddy never tells you how, in great anticipation of your arrival, I went onto my favorite shopping place for handmade things and searched high and low for embroidered bibs. I only had one made with your name on it, but how was I supposed to remember your Mommy's middle name is Gayle? I thought you'd be "Abigail" because well, that's how you spell it. Now I know differently. I think I like it though. I like it because it's yours. I did things with your cousins' names that still baffle the old folk, but who cares. They were MY babies and they got names that I wanted to give them. So there. Stop yer whinin' and carrying on.

I just want you to know that you are a special little girl and you are so very loved by so many. We have showered you with prayers since we found out you were coming, and we asked God to protect you and your Mommy. We asked God to keep your Daddy from being obnoxious and making your Mommy upset. We know how he likes to annoy the girls. It's his hobby. He annoyed me for many years, which is why I was happy to let your Mommy have him forever. Please don't ever let her send him back! You keep him now... he's stuck with ya!

Did I mention that we love you all very much? For months, I know my Momma, your Grandma, has wanted to wrap her arms around you, but she has had to be patient. She had suffer through many years of your cousins bugging the heck out of her and dragging her to the barn to gather eggs, and making her wear boots and play in the mud. Don't kid yourself though, she loves it. She can't wait to do things like that with you and your older brother. You are so lucky. You were born into a family that loves you very, very much. You have lots of Grandma's and Grandpa's and Great Grandparents too! I can't wait to meet you, little princess of the universe. I also can't wait until you grow up and give your Daddy a hard time for me. He was a very pesky little brother, and I know you'll love hearing all the stories about him. Like the time he couldn't handle the fact that I got a load of Barbie's for Christmas from your Great Grandpa. He cried and whined and carried on. You know what your grandparents made me do? They made me give him one! I am still not over the abuction of my Ken Doll. That just wasn't right. I know someday you'll understand.
I pray that you stay healthy and happy and blessed little one.
Your Aunt Alexis


Anonymous said...

Oh Aunutie Lexie,you know how to welcome a sweet little girl into this world!
You are going to be such a good Auntie to her,that little one was blessed the day her momma and dad made her with some help from our Father!
Love you

Misty said...

awe! and what a truly wonderful Auntie little Abigayle has!!!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Congratulations Alexis! WhoooHoOo!
I'm celebrating with you!
Hey, pop over to the Shabby Olde Potting Shed- I have a surprise for you!

farm suite said...

This made me cry. Congratulations to the whole family!

Farm Chick said...

Oh, you know that made me cry! It makes me so happy to finally see Brian with HIS OWN baby cradled in his arms.