Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Emma Grace Lockwood

That is the name of the baby girl I am blessed to be carrying in my belly right now. I could NOT contain my excitement yesterday when we found out that our baby is a GIRL!

As long as I can remember, I have always wanted a daughter. I have always wanted to have a mother/daughter relationship, and God in is infinite power, has decided to make my dreams come true.

I can't wait until the day that Emma is born and they place her on my stomach and I look into the eyes of my daughter. Daughter...I love that word. I love it when it's used because of me. I love being a daughter to my parents. My mother and I didn't always have the best middle school years were pretty rough, and I didn't always treat my mother with the respect that she deserves. But as I have gotten older, I have come to know and love my mother in a deeper way than I ever have in my life. I think when daughters become mothers...the mothers take on a more special role.

I will never forget calling my mother on NUMEROUS occassions when my oldest son was a baby/toddler and saying these words, "Mom, if I was anything like Timmy is right now..God Bless You!" Me becoming a mother thrust me into my mother's world. I was so far from home, and yet my mother was ALWAYS there for or night. Everyday that my mother is on this earth, is sweeter than the day before.

I loved getting to call my mother yesterday to tell her she will have her 2nd granddaughter. I love that I will now have new "mother" things to talk about with raising my daughter. I am so blessed beyond words for this wonderful gift. I pray that my relationship with Emma will be just as close as my relationship with my mother. My mother has been my rock this past year, and I hope to one day be able to be that "Rock" for Emma.

Thank you God for my daughter!


Anonymous said...

woo-hoo!!!! Congrats, guys!!! you will have so much fun dressing her up. how special to be blessed with 2 boys and now a girl!!! i'm so excited for y'all!!!
Blessings, Tabitha M.

brittney king said...

yeah!!! way to go! im so excited for you (ya'll) i love clayton w/ all my heart, but grace and i have this connection you just cant beat. i soooo love the name, way cute! i cant wait to tell amy and erin.

Courtney Moore said...

Ahhhhh! i'm SOOO excited! :) Precious little Emma- I can't wait to meet you!!!

Joanna said...

oh how exciting!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay for sweet little girls and big bows :)

Love you!

Bethany said...

I am just so happy for you, Liz! Words can't even express! You are finally getting your daughter! It's so special to be a mom of a little girl! I will admit though that I am a bit sad as I will not be a part of Emma's life like I was with your boys for a short time. I'm already wishing I could make a trip up to meet her next year. I miss you guys so much!! You take care!

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Brittney said...

Thanks for the comment about our house Liz! we love it! :) I love typing/saying husband too!