"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy First Birthday, Ainsley!

Okay, so I am already crying and I haven't even typed anything down yet! I am a mess! What an incredible year it has been and with our precious Ainsley in our lives! The Lord has blessed us so much more than we could have imagined! I wondered a year ago how much Ains was going to change the "dynamics" of our little family. It has been such a whirlwind the past 3 years having children back-to-back and I honestly at times had no idea how we were going to survive throwing Ainsley into the mix we called "normal". I just couldn't imagine sitting here a year ago! I was so happy, but majorly overwhelmed at the same time. Ainsley just created a new normal for us and she has brought us so much joy! Baby Ains (as Austin calls her) has a beautiful smile that Andrew likes to say "she just gives away to anyone". She has been such an easy baby with a laid back/go with the flow attitude. She ADORES her brother and sister! Some of my sweetest moments of the day are when Austin and Audrey are giving her kisses or helping their baby sis out in some way. Her sweet little personality is blossoming more every day and as I see myself reflected in her, it makes me realize how much love our Father has for us. Andrew and I have one shot as parents of these 3 amazing lives. It is a humbling thought that just makes my desire to know Him more so crucial. Our prayer: Lord, may we reflect You and lead our children into Your arms!

We have SURVIVED! And every day seems to get easier. Praise God for our beautiful little Ainsley Kendall Werley! Happy Birthday, sweetheart! We are so proud of you and we love you so much!


Kylie said...

Happy Birthday, Ainsley girl! What a doll you are.
I'm sorry we aren't going to be able to make it to her party. Ronny is leaving for a mission trip on Sunday so we are celebrating Father's Day with the family on Saturday. Hope y'all have a wonderful time and we hope to get to see y'all soon!

David M said...

Happy B'Day to Ainsley! Sorry we were unable to attend Saturday - Clayton flew in from NJ for the weekend & we could not get away for the day Saturday.