Why Victoria is Extra Special to Me

My girl is extra special. She’s my everything. She’s amini-memini me.

My extra special mini-me.

Many people see Victoria and say to us, “Wow! You got lucky to have a little girl after 4 boys!”

And yes, we’re very lucky to have her.

What people don’t know is it goes way beyond that for me, and today while at her 1st Mother’s Day celebration at school, it really got me. Just staring at her and hearing her laugh with her friends and be silly, it just really got me to the core and made my heart beat big and beautifully.

My Little Girl is Extra Special

Let me share this personal story with you… we were done having babies after our 4th son Henry was born back in 2008. Our plate (at that time in our life) was very full. Our lives were hectic. We felt as complete as can be at that time. Life was good!

Then something happened that changed our life, my husband was diagnosed with abdominal cancer. Life took on a completely different meaning for us. He had a tumor called a GIST tumor (which he got removed immediately) and he was placed on a chemo pill for 4 years. I’ll never forget suddenly having this need to have another baby after Matt got sick. It was just this hole that needed to be filled for me, I can’t describe it any other way. Another baby was needed… it was a way to celebrate life!

Thankfully Matt agreed and we started to trying for another baby.

I miscarried before Victoria and at that time in my life, after worrying so much about Matt and his care and his body… it was a devastating blow for me. I did my best to stay positive and know that there was – indeed – a special soul coming to us.

That was my Victoria. My girl.

People always ask, “Did you keep going till you got your girl?” And – truthfully – I play along because sometimes it’s just easier.

But the real answer… “No…. she just came to us at the perfect time.”

Why Victoria is Extra Special to Me was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Audrey McClelland
SHOWHIDE Comments (4)
  1. Aw! This is such a precious & incredible story!! I really enjoyed reading it – thank you for sharing. ❤️

  2. That is a wonderful story, and thank you for sharing. And it must be nice to indulge in everything girly after four boys. Our family had four girls and one boy, and I know my dad was glad to have one other male in the family! My mom’s best friend had seven sons, which was great, but she always wanted a girl, too.

Why Victoria is Extra Special to Me was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Audrey McClelland