Bethany Len Lowe, the littlest love of my life, my snuggle bug, my funny girl, my monkey.

(PS this pic has NO editing...she really is just that beautiful! proud mama. :)  )

You are ONE today...ONE!
I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by. You continue to steal my heart day after day.

You have the best little giggle, and you love to laugh.
You love to crawl and pull up on everything, and just this week you started using your "walker" to walk all around the house. I can't believe you are already so big!
You love yogurt melts, green beans, and cheerios.
You love other people, and you love to smile.
You make the best little scrunchy-nose-face when you are happy...I can't get enough of it.

Your big sister is the most amazing entertainment ever, and you cant stand to not be around her.
She makes you smile like no one else can, which is amazing to witness.
Your sissy loves you to pieces...I can't believe she went two whole years without you in her life,
because it seems like y'all were just always with each other since the very beginning.
Abigail loves to include you (most of the time), and loves for me to tell you things on her behalf.
She used to call you Bethy Baby, and I miss that sometimes.
She adores you.

You love your daddy with all of your little self...your first words were about a month ago...
you said "Dada". (and let me tell you, you melt his heart every.single.time you say it.)
You have him wrapped around your tiny finger. You melt each other.

You love me a lot love for me to be the one to cuddle or reassure you.
And I am not complaining. I love being so needed by your little heart.
I can't think of anything else I'd rather do than love on you, sweet girl. I love to comfort you and play with you.  While I truly miss nursing you, and am sad it didn't last as long as I had hoped, I love giving you a bottle. I feel so bonded to you.
You are a lot like me, strong willed but also very sensitive (sometimes a little too sensitive)
You are my girl, through and through.

I am so honored to be your mommy.
I look forward to your growing up, but I also want things to just slow down.
I love you being a tiny little baby girl.

Happy Birthday, sweet one. I hope it is filled with joy and fun!
And I pray the Lord's sweet blessings over you in Jesus' name...that He would fulfill all your heart's desires and dreams, and that you would know His heart well.

Happy 1.
I love you, Bethany.


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(come back next week to hear Bethany's birth story...)


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Have a great weekend!
Gig Em Aggies! (Cotton Bowl tonight, y'all)...
and Happy Birthday Bethany!!!!