We have been waiting such a long time for this very special delivery to arrive.
This package was tiny, 19 -1/2 inches long, and didn't weigh much, 7 pounds 10 ounces to be exact. It was soft and pink and smelled oh so nice. There was a big fuss upon it's arrival, people hovering over to make sure it arrived in good condition, and everyone trying to get a little peek to see what it looked like.
We thought it would never arrive. We waited and waited, and of all the crazy things - the stork is the one who finally came through!
As I held her in my arms and gently kissed her soft little chubby cheek, I wondered . . . Who will you look like? She already looks so much like her brother when he was born so I have a pretty good idea. Will you be a happy child or a fussy baby? Will you be as stubborn as your daddy and drive your parents crazy? (Trust me, that would be well-deserved payback.) Will you be quiet, serious, studious, and cautious? Or will you be bubbly, chatty, happy, and carefree? Will you love math and science, or will you love to create and draw and spend hours crafting? (I'm crossing my fingers and already planning her little spot in my sewing room.)
My sweet little Ellie, I love you already. Actually, I loved you before you even got here. . . someday you will understand that. Your grandma wishes you joy, happiness, health, and a lifetime filled with wonderful moments, people, and memories. I thank you, Mr. Stork, for bringing us this very special delivery.
Special thanks to Meri for the wonderful vintage images.