So you'd think that I would recognize that I have three more children behind the first and have been equally prepared for their logical march of age. But I somehow missed that point.
|Hannah Elizabeth at three!|
Where the heck has the time gone?!?!
She came to us at one and was the cutest, most feisty, little imp we'd ever met. We've watched her triumph and struggle and learn to embrace the incredible person that she is (instead of measuring herself up to others) and, suddenly, 16 years are gone and now we have an amazing young woman living with us.
We have no doubt, dear daughter, that you are going to change the world. A lofty goal? Perhaps, but we'll tell you a secret. . .you already have. You have brought light and love and laughter into our family on such a scale that I can't imagine what life would have been like without you. You've challenged us and blessed us and accepted us for the imperfect parents WE are and have kept true to the beautifully unique YOU that you are.
We utterly love you.
Happy Birthday, precious girl.