May 8, 2011

Dear Taylor

To My Beautiful Taylor,

I am so thrilled that you are here and are really mine!  You have changed my life forever and have made it so much more rewarding.  You are everything I imagined and more.  You’ve exceeded all my expectations and redefined the meaning of LOVE.  

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I’ve been a mom for years now, thanks to your bother and sisters, but it means so much to finally have a baby in my arms.  To have YOU in my arms.  I know that it was all in God’s plan to have you arrive just early enough so that you’d be here in time for this Mother’s Day. 

It’s been my dream to see your Daddy hold our child in his arms after the loss of our Green Beans, and now you’ve made that possible.  This was a picture that I longed to see for so long…

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You are so precious to me.  I want to be the absolute best and to provide the best life to you.  I find myself getting distracted in everything I do because I can just get lost in admiring you.  Your features are so small and perfect.  You are a perfect combination of your Daddy and I.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful

- Psalm 139 14

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You are such a lucky girl to have four personal angels looking over you.  They will always be with you to protect you.  I know you will make your brother and sisters proud.  

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I love you, Taylor Elise.  Thank you for making me a Mommy.

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34 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, those pictures are BEAUTIFUL Lauren of your sweet baby Taylor. You, as always, look GORGEOUS, and don't even look sleep deprived, ha. You manage to look amazingm, (send me some tips please!!) :)

    BLess you all and what a special mother's day this is! Enjoy little Taylor, I remember Sadie being that small. It goes by too quick. xoxo I hope to someday meet you in person one day! You have a beautiful family.

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  2. those pictures are so beautiful! my heart overflows with happiness for you...

    and i love that picture of josh and taylor. such a long time coming...

    love you both!!

    in my eyes you have been a mom for over 2 years but i am so glad that you now have a little one to hold in your arms!

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  3. I love these pictures! Taylor is so beautiful and it is so wonderful to see you and Josh holding your baby girl! Happy Mothers Day sweet friend!

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  4. Lauren she is beautiful! Love all the pics"

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  5. What a glorious Mother's Day for you! Beyond happy for you and LOVE the pictures so much!

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  6. Happy, happy mother's day Lauren! Congratulations on your beautiful baby!

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  7. I love these pictures. They are BEAUTIFUL!

    Happy Mothers Day! :)

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  8. love love LOVE the photos!!! :) happy mama's day, girl!

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  9. Lauren!!!!SHE IS PERFECT!!!!!Praise God

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  10. Happy Mother's Day! Little Taylor is adorable! The pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Wow what a difference from last year's Mother's Day. God is good!

    Blessings,
    E x

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  12. Hi Lauren - I check on you through your blog all the time but I don't think I ever have left a comment but after seeing this post, I just had to. I am so happy that you finally have your sweet little Taylor to lift you up. She is a treasure...and OMG that hat. Congratulations and I know you have to be enjoying your Mothers Day!! God Bless your sweet family.
    Lori

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  13. What a beautiful post! The pictures turned out AMAZING though it helps that the subjects are gorgeous!! This is such an awesome Mother's Day for you since you have your beautiful girl to love & adore! Love you guys! Happy Mother's Day!

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  14. Oh my gosh, Lauren. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. Made me tear up reading your letter to Taylor. Precious.

    Love,
    Dawn in NC

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  15. Lauren! These pictures are stunning! Taylor is one beautiful baby! I just knew she was going to come before Mother's Day too! I hope it was wonderful. Xo

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  16. Your letter is just precious to your sweet girl. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy, you two are absolutely beautiful :)

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  17. Completely amazing photos!! I can't stop looking at them over and over. Happy Mothers' Day!

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  18. SO precious. She looks exactly like her daddy!

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  19. What a beautiful baby! I am just so very happy for you and your family. I had twins in 2007 born at 23 weeks. I lost my son when he was a month old. My daughter is now 3.5 years old and doing very well. I'm very blessed. I know the pain of losing one child. . .I can't imagine losing four. God bless you and your family. Congrats and Happy Mother's Day!

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  20. Happy Mothers Day! Beautiful pictures! You are indeed a Mother so worthy of being a Mother. :) I am so happy for you and your family.

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  21. the pictures are BEAUTIFUL, but they could do no justice to the beauty in the words you wrote.

    So happy for you!!

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  22. Love the photos, love you, love Tay, love Josh. I am so happy for you that after being a mommy for two years you get to hold your precious one in your arms. We can't wait to hold her ourselves.

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  23. Oh you made me cry at work again.. happy tears this time. I have never been so happy to hear about the birth of a almost strangers baby. I am so very happy for your family. Bless you all!

    I love each and every picture you posted... so very precious

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  24. Dude, these photos are truly fantastic. I'm kind of a tough critic when it comes to these stay at home mommies that call themselves photographers just because they have expensive cameras, but k.c knocked it out of the park, she's a true professional and it shows in these photos.

    No I don't know k.c, just giving credit where it's due!

    Can't wait to pinch Tay's chubby cheeks!!!

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  25. love, love, love the pictures! the one of josh holding his baby girl brought tears to my eyes. makes me so excited to see camryn in her daddy's arms once she makes her appearance.

    thanks so much for sharing your story and being so encouraging to me on my journey. seeing what a true blessing taylor is to your family gives me so much hope and determination to keep enduring the hospital bed rest. i know holding a healthy baby girl will be worth it all in the end!

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  26. I'm in tears right now. I'm so so happy for you and your family.

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  27. She is stunningly beautiful!

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  28. Such a beautiful post! Congratulations on your perfect, beautiful little girl!

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  29. Taylor is so precious and her newborn pictures are a true treasure! Happy 1st Mother's Day! ~Susan

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  30. Friend this was absolutely beautiful! I am so happy for you!

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  31. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Congratulations again!!

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  32. The pictures are so amazing!

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  33. Wow, tear jerker! Just precious; congratulations Mama!

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    Welcome to my life…

    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

    Our journey to becoming parents has had its share of happiness and heartbreaks. I got through every day by staying close to Josh, friends and family, blogging, and relying on God that my future will be bright. All the love and support I’ve gotten has greatly helped me manage……I am alive and well, and want to be my absolute best as a result of this.

    On May 1st 2011, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Taylor, into this world. She is our miracle baby and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. She is such a gift from God.

    I have come out of all of this with a better appreciation of life. I hope to make the best of this situation by helping others who will experience a similar loss.





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