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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Best Gift Ever

My sweet friend, Leah and her precious boy Jay, gave this to me for Valentine's Day earlier this year.

When I opened it, my heart leaped with joy. But that joy was quickly overcome by fear and apprehension as I was only a few weeks pregnant with Matthew. I knew we had a long, uncertain journey ahead of us. And I had no idea what the outcome would be...

Would I have a baby to wear this precious gift?

I brought it home and put in on the crib where is stayed for a long time. Praise God, it is now washed and in Matthew's drawer, waiting for the weather to get a bit cooler and for him to get a little bigger.

My birthday was yesterday. Many people wished me a happy birthday and a few gifts were handed my way...thank you for both! It's just nice to be remembered at this age, ya know?

But I have to say, this is the "best gift ever"!

And the fact that Gib is giving me the night off tonight to catch up on some much needed sleep!

Have a great weekend!



  1. What great pictures, he is a beauty! Hope you enjoyed your night off tonight. I am in the call room at work, hoping I can enjoy my night too!!! Love you!

  2. Tonya,
    Happy Birthday sweet friend... wish I could be closer to give you a big hug in person:) Wow, the picture of you and Matthew is beautiful He is just yummy looking and you lood great by the way:)

    Praying that the Lord blesses you with a great year of enjoying those 3 precious beauties with you, remembering your sweet gift in Heaven and growing closer to those you love here on earth and to our Savior in Heaven. I am so glad to call you friend Tonya... that is a gift to me that you were born those years ago:)

    Love you !

  3. Tonya...glad to see everything is going well! Little Matthew is adorable!