Tuesday, March 24, 2009

She was just Ivy

When Ivy started to come and play last August she was just Ivy.... today was the last day for me to watch a little girl who is so near and dear to our hearts, the one we affectionately have renamed "IvyGirl"!!!

I found this picture of Ivy that I took on the first day she came to play. She has grown up so much and I am so thankful for her and the friendship I have with her mom and dad. (Poor guy has seen me each and every morning half awake, towel on my head, and no make-up). God has big plans for this family, and I do too.... like for them to come and visit us!

I couldn't think about it all day because it just wanted to make me cry. But I found myself holding her a little tighter, kissing her a little more, and just loving my Ivygirl. I didn't even have the heart to tell John Hunter to tell her bye (I mean we will see her on Thursday... and there is not sense explaining "moving" to a 2 year old),

Here is a picture Ivy's mom took of her last week in an outfit I monogrammed for her.... she is getting so big. And I love her so much!We love you Ivy Girl!


Whitney (for the rest of the Shouses) said...

You are killing me! I'm sitting here crying!

Mama Smors said...

This makes me cry!!!! She was so little in August when she first came to play and that picture really reminds me of that. I couldn't even say the words- "this is the last time" either.... ecspecially when we will see you Thursday! We were so lucky to have you keep Ivy and for her to get to fall in love with her first little boyfriend. You all are so special to us!

annajones said...

Thanks so much for loving on her like you did! I appreciate you!