God Has Answered My Prayers

by Janice

A year ago today, I met you.

With cries, pushes and a lifetime of prayers, you finally made it into my arms.

But oh sweet girl – in those last few moments before I heard your precious cries, I thought it would never happen. I felt like I would never be strong enough to make it through the agony. I was sure I couldn’t find it in me to push even one more time.

I screamed, begged, and then miraculously the pain ended and you began.

And from that moment, you have been the answer I prayed for. You are a living dream.

I wish I could live this past year over and over again, never forgetting one moment of you. You are as delicious and perfect as life can be.

And yet as much as I want to relive your short past, I can’t wait to watch you grow and discover who you are.

My beloved baby girl, I wish you Happy Birthday.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 brandy September 28, 2008 at 6:56 am

happy birthday olivia. hope you have a good first birthday.


2 Kim September 28, 2008 at 7:15 am

My daughter’s birthday was yesterday. On how time does fly. She turned 15. It seems like only yesterday that I held her in my arms.
Happy Birthday to your precious one.


3 Carey September 28, 2008 at 7:25 am

Happy 1st Birthday!


4 Paper Bridges September 28, 2008 at 7:52 am

I think I speak for everyone when I say, we’ve all enjoyed watching her first year too. Olivia is one well known little girl.



5 Sharon September 28, 2008 at 8:27 am

Happy 1st Birthday!!!
What a sweet, special day for you all. :)


6 Alicia September 28, 2008 at 8:58 am

Happy 1st Birthday Olivia!


7 AmyG September 28, 2008 at 10:01 am

Happy Birthday, Olivia!!


8 casual friday everyday September 28, 2008 at 11:01 am

I can’t believe its been a year! Happy birthday!


9 Tammy Winstead September 28, 2008 at 11:25 am

Awe! She was beautiful! Are children such a blessing. They just make your heart giggle (’til they are teens).


10 DJ September 28, 2008 at 11:48 am

Happy birthday Olivia! Hope you have a wonderful day, and you too mom!


11 Twisted Cinderella September 28, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Happy 1st Birthday Olivia!


12 Erica September 28, 2008 at 1:25 pm

YAY! Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Olivia.


13 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls September 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Happy Birthday, Olivia!! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)


14 melody is slurping life September 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Happy First Birthday, Olivia. Sending blessings for a beautiful day for the entire family.


15 Holly at Tropic of Mom September 28, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Many blessings to you!


16 Heather September 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Aw, what a loving post. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.


17 Ashley - The Adventures of Supermom September 28, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Happy birthday Olivia!!


18 Marissa September 28, 2008 at 6:39 pm

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year already! Happy Birthday to sweet Olivia!


19 susieshomemade September 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter:-)


20 RACHELLE September 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm

My little girl turned 5 yesterday and she is such a fireball. Sometimes I wish she’d listen more and be crazy less, but I know that’s just her wonderful personality shining through. I know your daughter will bring you lots of joy!! Enjoy the moments they live in your heart forever.


21 Anissa September 29, 2008 at 1:45 am

Happy birthday, Olivia! Happy mommy day, Janice!

Beautiful words for a beautiful love.


22 Kim September 29, 2008 at 8:16 am

How sweet

Happy 1st birthday!


23 Adventures In Babywearing September 29, 2008 at 9:24 am

Janice, this is so beautiful. Happy Birthday to her!



24 Katrina (Callapidder Days) September 29, 2008 at 10:09 am

So sweet! Happy Birthday, precious girl.


25 Barbara H. September 29, 2008 at 10:13 am

Happy birthday to your sweet little answer to prayer!


26 Petula September 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Very sweet! Happy birthday.


27 Heather Reynolds September 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Such a sweet post! Happy birthday to your little girl and congratulations to you for a successful first year!

Birthday in a Box


28 Maddy September 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Many happy [slightly belated] returns of the day.


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