Happy 5th birthday to my sweet Elizabeth

To my dearest Elizabeth, 

When I was about 6 years old I saw the movie Baby Boom. Even though it was not a kids movie by any means, I loved it. I loved the story line and I absolutely adored the baby Elizabeth from the movie. I imagined a time when I would have my very own Elizabeth baby girl to hug, love, and care for.  About 20 years later, on April 30th, 2010, my wish came true. From the second that you were born, I could not take my eyes away from you. The nurses begged me to rest that night but I could not close my lids. I did not want to sleep for a single second because if I did, it might mean that my fairy tale dream did not come true. Since the moment that you were placed into my arms, you have amazed me and you continue to amaze me in every step that you take through life. Your soul has a deeper understanding of the world. You have grounded me with such simple, but profound statements.  The world is a better place with your beautiful spirit in it. You are my dream come true buttercup. I waited so long for you. Thank you for all of the joy and knowledge that you have already given me. I'm so proud to be your mommy and I love watching you grow. Happy birthday my Elizabeth. 

"I wanted you more than you ever will know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go." -Nancy Tillman


Photos by the crazy talented Tyler Branch :)