How Can You Be Nine?!

Becky, 1 year*

It doesn't seem possible - how can it be that my daughter is nine years old today?

I swear, she was a little baby just a second ago.

The day we brought her home from the hospital, I snuggled her in the recliner and held her through the night. Before Knute turned in for a few hours of sleep he asked if I was ok, if I needed anything.

I told him no, I was fine, then I looked at him and said,

"She is so amazing. We should have done this years ago."

Becky, you have blessed us in so many ways just by being you. Truly you are a gift from God.

Happy birthday sweet girl!

*I love this picture of her; she clasped her hands on her own and was so calm and composed. All I could think as the photographer took her picture (and still think to this day) was that she looked like she was praying.