It doesn’t seem that long ago, not five years! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since I went into labor on May 17, 2005, after having my morning devotions. It was my third pregnancy, but the first that I didn’t have to have induced. I called my husband at work and he came home quickly. I did some touch ups on the house, while in labor, preparing for my Mother’s visit in just a few days. We got a friend to watch our other two children and off we went to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Leslie arrived less than two hours after I arrived. I had no epidural – in fact, no pain medicine at all! My doctor was wonderful, as were the nurses. To date, it’s been my best birth experience ever, but Laci’s would be a close second.
I’m so thankful for our Leslie Anne. She entered the world red-faced and screaming with passion. Thankfully, she no longer screams, but she still has passion. She cares about others and is aware of those around her. She works diligently on her school work and chores. She loves caring for her little sister. She once got on all fours to let her sister use her back as a step to get up on my bed. That’s Leslie – always willing to help others no matter how inconvenient. She is strong willed, and sometimes hard to instruct, but I like strong willed people. 😉 I’ve enjoyed being a part of Leslie’s life for these five years. I’m feel so blessed to be her mother! I love you, Leslie Anne!
Here are some photos of her day.