Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Aliah!

Language: Hebrew
Inherent meaning:Exalted
Spiritual Connotation:Humble
Be humble under God's powerful hand so he will lift you up when the right time comes. 1Peter5:6

Language:Old English
Inherent meaning:Trust in the future
Spiritual Connotation:Understanding heart
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Our baby girl entered this world one year ago today.  July 2, 2007.    Just like her siblings, she came 3 weeks early.  She shocked mommy and daddy early in the morning, around 3:30am, but then decided she just might not want to come out!  (God was timing everything for us!)  After a little bit of help from the doctor, she was enticed out, at 9:30am--making a controlled, mild, gentle, BEAUTIFUL birth story for a very beautiful little girl.  The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and I thanked God for going before us and preparing a gentle delivery. (If anyone knows the story of Isaiah and the "less than one hour" birth story you will understand our need for gentle!!  And may understand Isaiah a bit more..ha!)  
Happy Birthday Aliah!  We are all SO SO glad you are here.
Mommy, Daddy, Hannah & Isaiah. xoxoxo


Ris said...

beautiful name, beautiful girl. As are all of your children! Happy Birthday, Little One! Hope you have a lot of fun celebrating. The "smash cake" was my fav part of my son's 1st birthday. My goodness...he'll be 2 this month! Time flies!

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday Aliah!!!! You are soooo beautiful!

Amy - have fun reminiscing over the past year of her life.

Mona said...

Happy Birthday Aliah
Kisses from Grandmo.
Amy I didn't know the meaning of her name.
That is so Beautiful.
Looking forward to the 1st Birthday cake eating pictures.

praypraise&pamper said...

Happy Happy Birthday Aliah:)

4funboys said...

happy, happy b-day!

What a sweetie... and check out those beeeeautiful eyes!

Whouldn't want to be you in about 15 years (well, I would... but we can't tell my boys that)

hope she has a great day!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday are such a sweet little girl!

Tammy said...

She picked a great day to come, it was also Todd's birthday as well. He is just a little bit older!!!!
Happy Birthday Aliah!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great pic. Isn't she a sweetie. I have yet to meet her in person. Hopefully some day!

Love the pics of your kids on the post below as well. They always make me laugh.

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday, Aliah! She IS absolutely beautiful. My mom is still talking about, "... that beautiful baby from your church."

Valley Mom said...

Your kids are gorgeous!! And you do have a fantastic smile!

About the Dr. Henry Cloud comment you left on my blog.. he has written most of his books together with Dr. John Townsend (the most popular of which being the "Boundaries" series). They are all amazing. The one you saw on my nightstand picture is supposed to be one of the best, but I highly recommend the Boundaries books too. :) I think I'll be doing a post on those books soon.

Anne Elizabeth said...

I really like this post! What a touching tribute to your daughter. I love her name. The meanings of her name are so neat!