My dear, sweet, daughter Maggie,
I am so proud to be your mommy. You have filled my heart with more joy than I thought was even possible. I always knew that me and your daddy would be a part of something great, I just didn't know what it would be, and certainly didn't know that it would be so soon in our time together. Our marriage has been unknowingly shaped for your arrival and how to carry each other in our weakest moments.
I loved being pregnant and taking in every single movement, hiccough, jab at the ribs and even laughing at the ridiculous frequency of runs to restrooms. I loved painting the most beautiful yellow room for you and making sure everything was perfect for your arrival. I loved showing you off every week in black and white or 3D pictures from doctors appointments.
God works in mysterious ways! I'll never forget the night I found out that you were made different than any other baby. One in a million, at least. That night has changed my life and countless other peoples as well. Stephen gave you a special name, Mabee, to remind us of the 'arrested development' of which you were created, but also that God has complete control of our life and it's outcomes and purposes.
Maggie you have been the vessel thru which hundreds and maybe thousands of people have been moved to their knees in praise, prayer and thanksgiving. You have strengthened the weak, created light in the darkness and opened eyes of the blind. I feel so honored, humbled and unworthy to have had such a role as mother to you. I can hardly wait to meet you again in heaven, to hug and kiss you, sing and laugh with you, and hear all about how Jesus carried you and held you in his arms when you could no longer be in my own.
I miss you already. Your tiny toes, blonde hair, button nose, strong hands, silent cry, thin lips, sweet baby smell, curvy hips, soft bottom, kissable belly, I miss it all, I miss you. I love you baby girl.
Jesus hold my baby tight. Keep her warm and safe. Love on her like her mommy and daddy want to. Thank you for sharing your child with me for even a little while and please make heaven extra special for my girl. Come soon Lord Jesus. In Your name I pray these things, Amen.