Well the day has come, and our baby girl is no longer a baby. She even prefers to be called “a big girl” now. 😦 I can’t believe that it has been two years since I gave birth to this spunky girl at 11:37A.M June 14, 2013. I remember her birth clear as day and you can even read about our eventful birth story here.
It seems like time has passed by so fast, yet so slow at the same time. How can Brielle already be two, and have gone through more in her short life time that many adults? I know God has the best plan for this wild, spunky, little girl and she is definitely going to make a big impact in this world. I thought this year I would write my own personal letter to Brielle that she can look at when she’s older and here it is:
Dear Brielle A.K.A Boogie,
“Mommy has loved you from the day I first found out I was pregnant again during nursing school. My first thought was “how in the world am I going to get through school plus grieving over Lamar”, but God knew just what he was doing when He blessed us with you. Every single moment we heard your heartbeat on the monitor, your Daddy and I kept getting more and more excited to meet you! June 14, 2013 will be a day that I will never forget and meeting you for the first time was one of the most precious gifts in the world.
Mommy took monthly pictures of you and watched you grow and mature every month during your first year of life. We couldn’t believe at how much you changed and matured each month! You were such a great baby, that when you were 8 months old your Daddy and I decided we just wanted one more baby to complete our family. That very next month, God blessed us with our third pregnancy, which would end up being your baby sister, Rochelle!
From the moment I found out I was pregnant with your sister, I started to prepare you for your role as a big sister. I did not know how much you would actually understand about taking care of baby, since you were still one yourself, but you took it look a champ and were amazing with everything Mommy and Daddy were teaching you. When you were almost 17 months old, you became a big sister on November 6, 2014. The love that you showed for Rochelle was like no other and even though for the first two weeks of her life you did not get to physically hold her and love on her since she was in the hospital, you called every day to talk to her and you got to have a lot of video chats with her through the phone.
The moment we took her home for the first time, we have never see you be so gentle or patient with a baby before. You just somehow knew that Rochelle was different than any other baby that you have met before. She came home with a feeding tube and oxygen and our tiny 2 bedroom rent house was overloaded by Rochelle’s equipment, yet you stayed back when told to do so, and listened so well at such a young age that amazed everyone.
When Rochelle passed away and you were only 19 months old, the day you said good-bye to your sister will never be forgotten. You hugged her and loved on her like never before and you spoke such sweet and kind words to her that Mommy will never forget. Thank you for being such an amazing big sister, even if was for only two months and one day.
Those months after her passing have been hard for you, but I know that you will one day understand everything and why it happened the way it did. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you, and I just want you to know everyday that Mommy and Daddy will always believe in you and you can do anything you put your mind to. We love you so much baby girl!
I cannot wait to see what next year brings for her and our family. Thank you for all of you who have helped us out so much in her short life! Pictures from her birthday bash will definitely be posted soon! 🙂