S: Ella Marie Michnowicz
1: On Children Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
2: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful baby who was welcomed into the world by two loving parents and their family and friends.
3: Baby Coming Soon!!
4: Getting ready for your entry into our world!
5: I never knew what the future held until I held my daughter! | Vital Statistics: Born: Oct. 14, 2011, 1:11 PM, 7 lbs., 12 oz., 18" long
6: Your very first moments of life.
7: A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
8: Dad introducing you to the proud grandparents
11: Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
12: "I see who we want to be, in our daughter's eyes."
15: "You are so precious to us, sweet as can be, baby of ours"
16: Your Dad's gentle hands
18: "A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities." | "Courage, determination, pride...that's what little girls are made of."
19: Uncle Tyler's first visit
20: Ella & cousin Mitchell: their first play date.
21: "A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous ...full of beauty and forever beautiful... loving and caring and truly amazing."