| ||Last Sunday as I posted earlier, Morgan turned four years old. The week has been a good and busy one so I've not had a moment to write much or post on her special day. And it was a very special day. For her and for me.|
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Morgan was the first baby we found out ahead of time what we were having. And even with her, I was seven months along before we found out. I'll never forget that afternoon. We were just sure our little baby was a fourth boy. When the ultrasound tech said girl, Robert didn't believe her and insisted she double check, and then triple check.
When we finally got to the car after the check, we were so excited we just sat there for awhile and thanked God, laughed, cried, hugged each other.
To this day Robert will often be watching Morgan and say to me in awe, "Can you believe God gave us a girl?" But now I hear him say, "Can you believe we actually have two little girls?" :)
I smile when I think about when God gave us Morgan - I was laughing so hard that evening of August 5, 2003 that I suddenly went into labor. She was born three hours later.
Morgan was my easiest pregnancy and hardest delivery. She was born at home... actually at a Christian Camp we were living at the time. After nine months of working at the camp doing everything from cleaning toilets to riding big tractor grass cutters and hauling wood, little Morgan had gotten herself in an uncomfortable position for both of us! It was the 30 years of experience of our midwife, my praying mother in the adjoining room, and a husband coaching me that enabled us to not be rushed to the hospital!
(Morgan @ 3 months)
A week after she was born, we moved. I have a picture of her at a week old on a couch in the back of a U-Haul moving truck.
She was extremely calm and hardly ever cried. She ate well, slept through the night by the time she was 6 weeks. We were in awe of her from the beginning.
(the rose was from her daddy - he picked it from the back yard and put it in a "vase" and brought it to her:)
After three very extroverted-people loving little boys, Morgan seemed like she came from another planet!
Morgan is quiet and reserved and shy around people. She is orderly. She is peaceful and calm and content. She is easily pleased and sensitive to how others feel. When she feels comfortable around someone, she adores them. She becomes "herself" -- and is very joyful and happy and giggly. She loves lots of hugs. She loves to be by my side and watches me and joins in with what I am doing in her own way.
She is such a mixture of little girly and tomboyish. One moment she is trying on all her little jewelry, the next masterminding amazing lego designs (she can make a mean B-12 bomber out of legos!) and running through the mud. Sometimes she can punch with the best of um, and other times she's running for cover.
Since she could walk, she's walked and moved like a little dancer. She points her toes, turns, stands like she's posed, but she doesn't have a clue! She is particular about her dress and hair and knows exactly what she likes and doesn't like about something. She likes to go to the mall and look... but she loves to save her money.
(at the mall getting some icecream with her grandma Alma and her mommy on her birthday)
She's a fun mix and we cannot imagine our family without her. She is an adoring big sister to her new little Brighton. But not overly hands-on, which is a blessing to me!
Two things that have really blessed me to see this year about Morgan is how much she desires to obey and bless Robert and me. She is sorrowful over her sin and desires to do what is right. She is quick to say she is sorry and quick to forgive.
Another thing that has blessed me is how she is always reminding us to pray about EVERYTHING. She is a bit shy to pray herself in front of all of us, but is quick to remind her brothers if they have not prayed about something!
The other day, their school video wasn't working and she promptly looked at the boys and I and said, "Guys, we need to pray." And then she will name off a brother that she thinks should do the praying for that particular thing!
We praise God for the wonderful gift of Morgan Bliss. I thank God for not only the gift of her as a daughter, but she is my little friend and companion too. We are a lot a like in a lot of ways and we get along very well.
She is also her daddy's little darling... and she has something I don't have: a bit of southern belle coming through her daddy's southern genes!
My greatest desire for her is that she love the Lord her God with all her heart, soul, and mind and that she be secure in who she is because of Christ, and find her complete significance in Him.
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