she is 8 today.
she got her last PIF [princess in the forest] yesterday.
she is working very hard at learning to ride her bike all by herself.
[determined to be a part of our family bike ride in 20 days.]
she has strength and determination that is unending.
she has a deep caring soul.
she loves to love.
she loves to laugh and make you laugh.
she reminds me so much of my grandma.
she makes up songs and they just happen to rhyme.
it would be so easy for me to say, "that's my girl!"
i truly can not take the credit for the beauty He has created in her.
a gift to all that she meets.
i love you sweet girl.
"happy happy birthday. this hat is my hat, it makes me feel fine."
this song is by Laurie Berkner and approximately 5 or so years ago we were on vacation.
very late at night.
and could not find the campsite.
completely frustrated out of our minds.
jeff and i hear from the backseat Lauren singing these words in her sweet little voice.
lots of laughter ensued.