On Friday Melodie turned two! (Granted, we're working on having her raise two fingers instead of just one as she INSISTS that she's right, and we're wrong...) I worked the night before, so she spent the day with Uncle Mike, and then we went out to eat at Fudruckers. She opened presents: a hippo, playdough, some books and bubbles, and then we had our burgers as she ate a hotdog. We had a great time, and I was so excited to see her excited about the presents. On Saturday Ryan took her to the zoo to attend her first zoo class. Apparently she had a bit of a problem listening, staying sitting, and didn't want to give the toy birdie or the glue stick back. But when I asked her about it, she nearly toppled me over with her excited jabber, flapping her arms, running in circles while exclaiming, "BIRDIES, FLY, CARDINALS, I HOLD IT!!!, BIRDIES, FLY, CARDINALS!!! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD IT!!!" My little girl is back! It's been a little over two months since I've seen her so unabashedly excited and joyful about something. It seems like she's starting to be more and more like herself again, and I'm so thankful. Thank you spring for coming into our lives. Thank you Jesus for giving us hope.
Melodie, we love you and cherish every moment we have with you. You are a blessing, and have been since we found out that we were pregnant with you. We pray that you'll know Jesus all the days of your life, and that you'll make Him known to everyone you meet. May your days be many, plentiful, and full of joy, blessing and love. You're a wonderful sister, and we hope that soon you'll be able to experience that blessing on earth as you will in Heaven someday. We love you so very much, you really are our Melodie Joy.