She arrived quite unexpectedly 14 years ago as she was due around November 26th. I remember thinking that we were going to be awful busy during that time with her birth, Thanksgiving, and then my birthday too! However, Annie-Belle (via God!?) had other ideas and arrived 3 weeks early when my water broke early on a Saturday morning – she was also unexpectedly breech (a midwife had told me just a day or so before that she could feel Annie’s head “in position” … but that head turned out to be a bottom!!). Not only was her arrival unexpected, her delivery via c-section was unexpected after having a completely natural birth previously. Honestly, I didn’t mind NOT having 20-something hours of labor this time though!!
Annie-Belle is our spirited, fun-loving, social butterfly. She is NOTHING like her parents in that aspect … but she helps us get out of our shells occasionally and loosens up her uptight parents!! Most of all – and best of all – Annie loves God. She also loves people – and has a heart of gold. My husband once defined her as “having no guile”. She just is a nice girl. I’m so thankful for her.
She’s always been somewhat of our “wild child” … just happy-go-lucky, fun-loving, and very sweet. (I’m not going to focus on the outcomes of being that happily laid back … such as not really being too concerned about a messy room….). 😉
How quickly 14 years have gone by … but I love having a shopping buddy, a fashion critic, and a daughter who is growing up to become my friend.