FC: Ylena Leanora Campbell, Our Little Sunshine
1: Born: June 13th, 2009 Time: 8:59 pm Weight: 8 lbs 5oz Length: 19.5" After years of waiting, we were thrilled to finally have you join our family.
2: "Ylena" is Russian and means light, torch, or bright one. | You have always had a sunny attitude.
3: "Leanora" means like a lion, bright, shining one, and compassion You have always been extra kind to those who are sick or somehow different from others. During one sacrament meeting, you insisted on sitting in you cousin's lap. He is severely handicapped and wheel chair bound. Both of you became fast friends, and you insisted on staying him most of the day. This is just one example of your loving nature. We greatly admire how you love others.
5: We named you "Ylena" after your Aunt E'layne. It is the Russian .
6: We named you "Ylena" after your Aunt E'layne. It is her name in Russian. She is a great example to those around her, and we admire many things about her. She isn't afraid to stand up for her beliefs. We went to a lot of church dances when we were growing up and sometimes DJs would play inappropriate songs. E'layne was never afraid to ask them to change the songs. She is also a great example of a hard worker. When she decides to do something, she completely dedicates herself. While on her mission, she worked hard to master the language.
8: While pregnant with you, I also served as a temple worker. It was a very special time for me, carrying you and spending so much time in the Lord's house. | Before You Were Born
9: I was able to ponder, gain a better understanding of our covenants, and get closer to the Holy Ghost. I would touch the walls and curtains, thinking about you and what you'd be like. It was Heavenly Father's way of preparing me to be your mother and teaching me about how special you are. You loved the temple. You would often get very lively. During one of our meetings where President was teaching us, you went wild! I joked that either what I was learning was very important or you liked his voice. Probably both :-). Several people told me that you had to be a special baby. I would just smile because Heavenly Father had already told me that. I felt so privileged to be your mother.
11: That's our girl!
22: You'll always make my heart skip a beat!
23: I would not swap the feeling of being in love with anything, the warmth and comfort you bring to my life, the way you look into my eyes, yes, I will be your wife!