Sunday, October 23, 2011
Happy Birthday Libby!
This is my Libby Anne Hope. She is 7 today. I can't believe it. I remember when she first came into this world. Crying the most beautiful cry. Her eyes dark blueberries. She looked around and was completely alert... taking in everything. She was adored. I don't think the hospital had ever had so many people come clustered outside the nursery to see one baby. I told the nurses of why there were so many... they had come to see the Hope girl.
Libby was named after my precious sister. When my sister and her unborn son, Sam, were killed in a car accident, I decided that if the child I was carrying was a girl, her name would be Libby. So I found out on my birthday in June that indeed I was having a girl. I knew I was having a Libby. She would never replace my sister but she would be special.
I didn't know Libby would be my only girl. I thought having one I could probably have another... 4 boys later, right?! I realize it's a miracle. I guess I should have considered myself warned. Libby after all was the first Napier girl born in 82 years... all the other Napier women were married into the family. It's a world of boys out there....
So many reasons Libby is special... But I love her not just because she bears my sister's name or the first girl born in 8 decades.... but because She is MY girl! My sweet, sensitive, emotional, compassionate, thoughtful, perfectionist, dramatic daughter! I love her laugh and smile and how she goes and on and on when she talks. I love her singing and dancing. I love her care for her brothers. I love her heart. I love her creativity... from her outfit selections to her artwork... she expresses herself.
I am so proud of her and I love her so much!!!