I Knew She’d Be My Girl

When I found out I was having a baby girl, I pictured Gracie.

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Before I knew her name.  Before I saw my first ultrasound.  Before I heard her speak.  I pictured Gracie.

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I pictured a strong-willed girl, like her momma.  Someone who had her own ideas, her own sense of self.  A girl who argued because she believed that strongly, and listened because she loved that much.

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I pictured a feisty, fiery girl with a head full of knowledge and information, and a heart bursting with happiness and laughter.

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Gracie will turn four-years-old in a few weeks, and, while it breaks my heart that she is growing up, I am also full of joy as I watch her grow into this perfect little girl.  The one I pictured so long ago.  She is everything I could have ever wanted in a daughter.

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She is everything I knew she would be.

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5 thoughts on “I Knew She’d Be My Girl

  1. Suzanne

    This made me cry. But happy cry. This is exactly how I feel about Brooke. Truth be told I thought she was a boy, I was convinced. But before I was even pregnant I knew I’d have a Brooke one day. And when I found out she was a girl, I started picturing her and I knew her already. Oh the things that God lays on our hearts. It makes me so happy!

  2. I am really touched by this article. Lovely pictures of your doughter. All the best.

  3. Love this! I’m so excited to meet my baby girl in six short weeks. But I am worried because I was quite the handful as a child.

  4. Beanie, Gracie, Tillman & Faith's Nana

    As you are everything I ever hoped you would be, Kitten.

  5. I teared up in the end. Beautifully written.

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