Thursday, September 29, 2011


09.29.09. Two years ago today, God gave me my greatest earthly gift. I became a mother.

Avery Drew Caudill

It was a long trudge of a pregnancy, where I experienced every emotional extreme possible: elation at the discovery of being pregnant, severe anxiety (having had a miscarriage, not but 2 months before), mourning of the loss of my grandmother, a husband working 3.5 hrs away to provide for us.

But, 09.29.09, at 6:06 PM, everything changed. She was here... finally here.

I held her. I felt her velvety soft peach fuzz. I smelled her sweet skin. I was scared to death and the happiest I've ever been in my life, all at the same time. My life, forever changed. 09.29.09

To My Dearest Avery Drew:
You have taught me so much about the world and myself. I pray that I continue to learn from you daily. I am forever grateful that I was chosen to be your mother. I love you more than you will ever know.

Happy 2nd Birthday, beautiful girl!


  1. Such a sweet post Hilary. Being a mommy is truly the greatest gift ever, huh? And, it appears that you are quite a wonderful mommy to the precious little ladies that God has blessed you with. Happy Birthday Avery Drew! And, congratulations Mommy....a happy "birth" day to you.

  2. Happy Birthday Beautiful Avery! You are blessed with an awesome momma! :)


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