Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy 8th Birthday Nora!

Happy Birthday my girl!
Currently you are on a day date with Nanny.  She is sending me photos of you getting presents from Meme, visiting Uncle Mike's produce stand, getting your hair done by aunt Jeni, lunch together and shopping.  It's your kind of day and I'm so thankful you are being pampered! 
 
Speaking of being pampered, we celebrated your big day last week by having a huge birthday party.  There are so many things I want to say to you, baby, but I know that you already know.  Mostly I just want you to know how proud I am of you, how beautiful & brave you are, how independent, strong, and smart you are and how tender your heart is.  I am proud of you every single day; that you shine the 'light' of Jesus, as your name means.  You are an incredible gift and the only thing in the world I ever wished for was to be your mommy. 
8 years ago you made my wildest dreams come true!
 
Every year our lives are changing.  But when I look back and see you beside me I feel strong.  I pray every day that you look back one day and feel the same.  It's you and me, baby.  The same team always.  I will never leave you and I will always walk beside you in this life. 

I pray that you look through these photos and see joy, happiness and so much love.  Please know how special you are!  I love you more than life.
Happy Happy Birthday Nora Elaine!!!