For my Blue Eyes, on her birthday

To my sweet baby girl, my Blue Eyes, the child I mourned in my heart as dead before you were even born. The child I rejoiced over as a miracle. Like the father of the prodigal, I cried, “She was lost, but now she’s found!–before she even made her entrance into this world. But despite what I’d been told, enter the world she did…

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To my lovely little one who caused our parenting plan to go from one-on-one to a zone defense:)

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with one look at her face, you can tell where she gets her nick name…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

to my little one whose face to the world is often shy and reserved…

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but will burst into spontaneous laughter, dances, silliness and song with those she knows best5197a

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmy girly girl, who loves curls and bows and dresses

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who loves her family

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What a journey it has been, this far! Happy 9th birthday, Blue Eyes!DSC_1627a

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