S: Abigail Faith Year 2! 1-2 Years Old
BC: Children Are Like Kites You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you are both breathless. They crash. They hit a rooftop. You patch and comfort, adjust and teach them. You watch them get picked up by the wind. You assure them that they will someday fly! Finally they are airborne, They need more string and you keep letting it out. But with each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with the joy. The kite becomes more distant, and you know that it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you two together and will soar as it was meant to soar..... .free and alone. Only then do you know that you did your job.
FC: July 2011- July 2012 Abbey's 2nd Year! | Precious Angel
1: She fills my life with sunshine.... And my heart with infinite love.
2: "The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe!" | Abigail Faith Whitcomb is 1!!
3: 2 0 1 1
4: "There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." | Papa Ray came to help celebrate too!
6: I brought her into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.
7: Abigail LOVES her Bubba & Sissy!!
8: Party Time!! 1st Birthday Bash!! Celebrated July 02, 2011 (My Mom's Bday; in honor of her)
9: Angel Face, Turd Bucket, Monster, Little Lady, Abber Doodle, Crabby Abbey, Awesome Abbey, Stinker, Love Bug.... Your MANY Nicknames!!
10: "Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of a child make a home."
11: "I see who I want to be, in my daughter's eyes."
12: A wise person said, "It ought to be as impossible to forget that there is a Christian in the house as it is to forget that there is a 2 Year Old in it." | You are a Child Of God.
13: "Heredity determines the color of her eyes, but environment lights them up."
14: God gave me you.....
15: "Kids: They dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." | "“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”
21: Fall Fun!! Connor's A-Maize-ing Acres! October 2011 | “A child needs both to be hugged and unhugged. The hug lets her know she is valuable. The unhug lets her know that she is viable. If you're always shoving your child away, they will cling to you for love. If you're always holding them closer, they will cling to you for fear.” ~Billy Graham
22: Halloween 2011 My Little Lamb! | "Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. "
23: Turkey Day 2011 and Church festivities | We love Aunt Jo!!!!!!!!!!!
25: We had Christmas at church and home...Then we spent Christmas in the Smokey Mountains with Aunt Jo, Uncle, Pat, and Carley. December 2011 | "In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought for them, they will remember the time you spent with them" | Happy Birthday Jesus!!! Merry CHRISTmas!!! | 2011
27: "The world is filled with undiscovered wonders. Come, little one, let's find them out together."
28: February 2012: Valentine's Day Photos. "It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us."
30: "Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry." That's my job!
31: Easter 2012 Extravaganza! | The Legion with Grandpa, Church Egg Hunt, and Fun at Aunt Krissy's! | "A Hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."
32: "Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
33: Rock Star!!
34: "All a child needs is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them." I believe in you Abigail!
35: "Pretty dresses Little Curls, Oh thank heaven for little girls!"
36: April 16, 2012...G-pa's Birthday! We took him to lunch and then Abbey wore him out at the park.
39: May 2012: We went to Disney! with Sherry, Rich, & your best friend, Kirstin. It was a ton of fun! We did Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, & Epcot. You loved the rides and were not scared at all. We played at the water park of our hotel, The Wyndham. You & Kirstin has a ball!
40: A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
43: July 04, 2012 You turned 2! We had your party at Hidden Fields Stables. You loved the horses, sprinklers, and your friends.
44: Abigail, I live for Jesus & You. ~Love, Mommy
45: My Dearest Abigail, I didn't think there could be a greater joy then the first year of your life. I was wrong. The 2nd year was even better! You are so intelligent, you amaze me everyday at the words you use. (Currently you like: Ridiculous, Silly, & Crazy). You love to be outside, .go on walks, pick up frogs and chase birds and lizards. You love the beach, and your best friend Kirstin. You literally drool over cupcakes. You are a "Good Girl" and get very upset if told otherwise. You were so easy to potty train.. 4 day weekend (Memorial Day Weekend)...We stayed home and you ran around naked. I rewarded you with stickers and Reeses pieces. On the rare occasion you do have an accident you freak out. "Oh no! I potty my panties!!" I have to calm you down & tell you it's ok. You tell people "Jesus died on the cross for me." Usually you only have to be in "Time Out" for a minute and you're fine again. You are so happy...always smiling...I cannot express how much sheer joy you bring to me. You love Ms. Wendy (your daycare lady). You know your A,B,C's and can count to 15. We are working on your colors. You know most of them. You love to sing & dance like crazy. You love church. I know this year has been full of changes. I hope one day you understand why I made the decisions I did. Everything I do is for you...your benefit.. I want you to have every opportunity, the absolute best life I can provide you, and every amazing moment, great memories, and immense love. I want you to be Happy and know that you are loved beyond a capacity to be measured in this world. There is no greater joy than being a mother. I love you Abigail Faith. Happy 2nd Birthday!!! July 04, 2012 All my Love, Your Mommy xoxoxoxo