(I wrote something similar to this when Tatum was 6 WEEKS old)
She is 6 MONTHS old today!
She has FOREVER changed my life.
She has helped me learn deeper and with greater understanding the LOVE that God has for His son!
She has taught me how to DIE to myself. (in the words of our pastor, "you think dying to yourself is hard when you get married, just wait till you have children." So true.
She, with her joy given to her only by the Lord, has helped heal my PHYSICAL body in ways that I thought were not possible.
She has FORCED me to be a morning person. ugh, haha.
She has SEALED a greater love between Jeremey and I. Binding us together even more as a growing family.
She has helped me see what a CREATIVE God we serve.
She has LOOSENED my grip on being a "planner" and ALLOWED doors to be open for the Lord to work and plan whatever it is that HE wills!
She has set higher goals and dreams for me. More than I could have ever set for myself. Goals to be a GODLY mother, and dreams that are unselfish.
She has changed the way I LAUGH, changed the way I cry, and changed the way I look at the world around me.
Besides being saved by grace, and marrying the man of my dreams, she is my GREATEST gift. No amount of money, no lofty career, no high social status, could compare to the Joy that my daughter has brought me.
(don't get me wrong, she's not perfect ;) she's a fireball who is ready to take on the world, and challenge her mom to an energetic and fast paced life. But I'm ready, with the Lord's strength)