Today our little Maggie Joy turned 11 years old. Wow. At one time we had 5 girls, 5 years old and under. Now those same 5 girls are 11 years old and older. I can deny it all I want to but it is happening at lightning speed. Hopefully the other 3 will stay younger longer.....yeah right.
Anyway, Maggie was a 2000 baby...due on Mother's Day. But as it happened, my midwife was going to be out of the state on Mother's Day so she decided to break my water a few day's early. God in his sovereignty was looking out for our little Maggie...there was a very strong chance that she would have been stillborn had she went to full term. She was born with hardly any breath left in her do to the umbilical cord wrapped extremely tight around her neck. She was very lethargic and had to have oxygen for several hours. It was an experience I will never forget and I hope to never go through again.
Maggie is a very shy, but very happy little girl. And once she gets to know you, there is no holding back! Her middle name fits her very well...she is full of Joy! If you have seen me refer to her as our "little" Maggie, well....it's because she is just that. I'm sure it attributes to her shyness at first, because anyone who finds out her age asks several times, "what did you say...you said she is 11?" The older she has gotten, the more people are in shock at her age. She is a little shorter than our 7 year old daughter Clara. We believe she has what is called Turner Syndrome. But it hasn't taken away her joy and enthusiasm for life. If anything, she is even more enthusiastic than most. We thank the LORD that he brought her into our lives. She will always be our "little Maggie Joy"!
Happy Birthday Maggie! We love you very much!