The Hailey Herald

The Hailey Herald

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Exactly What I Expected/Wanted

As I did with Hailey's first birthday, there has been a lot of reflection going on in my mind and in my heart as her second birthday is only days away.  I know the emotions that I felt after Hailey's birth diagnosis were "normal".  I have forgiven myself for them (holding onto guilt always harms more than it helps), but I will never forget them.

I thought that God had punished me or Hailey.  I thought God was taking something away from me.  Looking at my 2 year old toddling  and jabbering through the house, I realized she is exactly what I expected out of a 2 year old.  She is rotten, mischievous, loving, messy, independent (when she wants to be), funny, stubborn and so incredibly aggravating!

God didn't make a mistake....Hailey is the exact little girl that belongs in this family.

Mom actually gave me a cupcake for Valentine's Day

Sometimes life is exhausting

Poor Daddy....they are velcroed to him all night!

Playing with the big kids

She likes to "steal" the recliner and the iPad!

Poor think had to bundle good for swim lessons!

Apparently the balls need to walk about the house.


  1. Love seeing her up on her feet. I love this realization- exactly right. Exactly who they are.

    1. Leah, I still seem to get startled when she walks into a room or down the hall. I can't stop watching her :-)

  2. Exactly right! I always get a kick out of how Hailey can crash anywhere.