Dear friends, it seems like just yesterday that I was writing a post about Annie’s birth, and now it has been one full year since we welcomed her into the world. We are celebrating Annie’s birthday today by going to Mass, making a visit to the cemetery, and then having some fun together as a family. I have a feeling that we may be making a trip to our favorite cupcake spot, spending some time at our neighborhood pool, and just enjoying each other’s company.
I have tried on several occasions to write a thoughtful post leading up to Annie’s birthday, but words seem to be failing me right now and I decided to share some pictures instead. We were blessed to have pictures taken by a photographer from the organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, which I would recommend to anyone going through a similar situation, and these are the pictures that I am sharing here.
We chose the name Anastasia because it means “to stand again,” and we joyfully believe with all our hearts that Annie is standing in the company of the saints, alongside her big sister Lucy. God is so good that He has allowed us to be parents to these two precious daughters, and we are honored to celebrate Annie today.
Lucy Rose and Annie Rose, pray for us! Holy Mary, Mystical Rose, pray for us!