I never in a million years thought she would be conceived. I had a miscarriage six months prior and the circumstances were not good. I was devastated by the loss and eventually came to accept there would never be another child to hold. It was a very hard pill to swallow and for a time I was eaten up with grief, but as usual, I threw myself right into work because there is little room or time in my life for self pity.
But God obviously had other plans. His sense of Humor caught me very much off guard. He gently reminds me the minute I start making my own plans, I am definitely not the one in control.
Much to my surprise, Isabelle was born in June, 2005. It was the happiest day of my life. That was, until my in-laws saw her and rained on my parade when they didn’t believe she was related to them in any way. Funny now, but then, I wasn’t laughing. She was very swollen and actually had thick black curly hair that actually resembled a Jheri Curl. But who could blame them, if I hadn’t seen her birth, I probably would have wondered myself.
But today, there is not a doubt to whom this lovely little French beauty and Irish tempered girl belong. And I wouldn’t trade her for anything in this world.
Happy birthday, my beautiful baby girl….I love you with all my heart.