Our dearest Barnes & Frances,
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
This day was most certainly made by our sweet Lord. This is a day full of hope...hope for the future and hope fulfilled. On this day one year ago, your miraculous lives began.
On January 11, 2011, the best parts of mommy and the best parts of daddy came together, marking the beginning of your journey. On that day you were just two cells--two tiny cells. But even as two cells you were fighters. You fought so hard to grow, to survive and get the chance to be reunited with us. When we met you a few days later, you were already so beautiful and strong. Then you fought as you tried to make a home inside mommy. When we found out that you had won that fight, we were indescribably elated. You fought through 34 weeks of pregnancy...through pre-term contractions and other scares...and you won again. Finally, when you were born, you fought to be healthy. You worked so hard, learning to breath, learning to eat, learning to keep yourself warm. This time we could watch your work, and we were so proud of all you accomplished in such a short time. At last, all your fighting paid off, and we were able to take you home and begin life as a family of four.B&F, you are truly the strongest people that your dad and I have ever known. You amaze us each day. We are not worthy of the privilege of being your parents, but we are so grateful to get the opportunity to be your mom and dad.
Thank you for fighting so much over the last year. We promise to fight for you every day for the rest of your lives.
We love you more than you can possibly know,
Mom & Dad
Mom & Dad