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When a Baby is Born

When a baby is born you realize that the life you were living which seemed complete, really wasn’t.   You thought your heart was full, but now you realize that it was really one adorable 6 lb 13 oz size too small.  You see that even though you thought you had it all figured out, most of the wonderfulness of life is beyond your control, and you are just lucky to go along for the ride.   And you suddenly see how photogenic yoghurt can make a face.

One year ago today I went for an appointment with my Doctor, and 4 hours later I had a baby girl.  By the time the kids walked in the door after school, they were one sibling up the family ladder.  Nothing with parenthood is how you expect.

In this past year Baby, you’ve charmed our hearts.  You giggle at strangers in the shopping cart, and play “tickle tickle” with any belly you spy.  You are a sweet joy, and a blessing to our lives.

Yesterday as I gazed at you in the morning sun,  I hoped one day you get to hold sweet, pudgy babies in your arms, and grow crows feet from laughing, and grey hairs from too many happy years.

Happy First Birthday Boobah!

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Happy 5th Birthday Princess!

5 pictures for 5 big years!

Art Princess
Little Mommy Princess
Princess Babushka
Take My Picture Princess
Princess of my Heart

We can’t believe our lucky stars so have such as sweet, charming, and gentle hearted little girl. You are gracious and kind, and light up our days with your happy face. We love you very much and are so glad you are here! We can’t wait to see what the next 5 years bring.

You go, Princess!

Happy Birthday Sweetie Pie!


Sweetie Pie. You are 9 years old today, and for you I wish…

that you never take off your hat.
that you start causing some trouble.
that you never stop drawing beautiful ladies wearing beautiful clothes on beautiful days.
that you want to bother me with what is bothering you.
that your smile could warm the whole world the way it warms us.
that everyone could taste your cooking.
that you keep on trying and trying.
that you tell us all your jokes because they too funny.
that they let you wear your scarf in school.

I’m so glad…

that you carry Baby everywhere.
you’re the best big sister.
you have such style.
you can dance, and sing, and play piano.
you do things that make you so nervous, but you do them anyway.
you always love God.
you are always kind, even when others aren’t.
you forgive everyone.

But most of all, I’m so glad you’re my daughter. God bless you Sweetie Pie.

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