I must admit that the first two weeks of having a
firstborn child have been somewhat intimidating for me, however, Lisa, a first-time
mom, has handled these life changes like a true champion. You would think that she
had previous experience raising children of her own.
Celebrating Lisa’s birthday today feels a little extra
special because we have an additional new family member presence to rejoice with,
our baby girl, Annabelle. Of course, Annabelle’s birthday just happens to be
this same month as Lisa’s birthday, which with years to come, will also have
significant meaning. My birthday happens to be in July as well. Summer will,
indeed, be a festive time for us.
Lisa seems naturally gifted at motherhood, and even
though fussy sometimes with loud whimpers of crying, Annabelle often seems comfortable
in Lisa’s arms, feeling right at home. On this birthday, I get to spend this
memorable time with my two ladies of the house! We have many blessings to
celebrate this year, including Annabelle and one more year in the life of my
love and partner, Lisa Joy Cartee!
Lisa, I am especially privileged to know you and spend
my life with you and this baby girl. Thank you for all the wonderful acts of
service you do for both of us! Happy Birthday to you on this most blessed of
days! I love you!
“May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.”
Psalm 20:4 (NIV)
thanks to Diane Babb Simmons for the wonderful photo session.)