Category Archives: Jayla

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Dear Jayla, How are you already double digits? It’s so hard to believe it’s been ten years since I toted you out of the NICU. There are some moments in life that you never forget, and that is one that … Continue reading

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Happy 9th Birthday, Jayla

Dear Jayla, It’s hard to believe you are already 9 years old. I think I type something similar every single year as I write your birthday letter because time is not slowing down even though we wish it would every … Continue reading

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Happy 8th Birthday, Jayla

Dear Jayla, Your 8th birthday was probably a little different than you had hoped for. You are my social butterfly and like guests galore at your parties each year. Considering we were on coronavirus lock down, guests weren’t an option. … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Birthday to a Feisty Girl

Dear Jayla, Happy 7th birthday sweet girl. There is not one other girl in the whole universe just like you. You are one of a kind! Your feisty personality keeps all of us on our toes. We never know what … Continue reading

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Happy 6th Birthday to Our Fiesty Little Girl

Dear Jayla, This day six years ago, we welcomed you into our family. You were so perfect even if you became a NICU baby! You broke us in right from the beginning. You let your fiesty little attitude shine through … Continue reading

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The Toddler Years are a Thing of the Past!

Dear Jayla, It happened.  You have officially left the toddler club and entered the school-aged club!  I have begged you for at least two years in a row to stop getting older.  In return, you have begged me just as … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Birthday to our Little Firecracker!

Dear Jayla, Happy 4th Birthday little firecracker! You bring so much excitement to our lives every single day. No one and I mean no one has to wonder what you are thinking or your opinion on any matter. There is … Continue reading

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Take 2

It’s been over 1,060 days since I posted about our first adventures with the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. You can read more about those adventures here: https://learninggodsway.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/were-going-on-a-bear-hunt-74/ Our first bear hunt seems like it was just a … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday to our Spunky Little Girl

Dear Jayla, Wow! It has already been a week since your 3rd birthday. I wish I could say that it has been a week full of smiles and laughter, but unfortunately it hasn’t been. You have been very sick. I … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Two

Dear Jayla, March 27th was your special day, but two years ago today, we nervously carried you from that Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As I have watched you grow these past two years, the NICU moments and uncertainties have been … Continue reading

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