Today, my eldest daughter turns 9!
How is this possible?
Abigail is such a lovely young lady.
She is smart. Really smart. Like genius level smart. Her brain works in unusual ways, but man, she blows me away sometimes with what she comes up with.
She has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh. When she was a baby, she used to look around and say "laugh with me!" She would start laughing and expect that everyone around her would join in... even if there wasn't anything "funny" happening. She still loves to make people laugh.
She is so maternal. She is a phenomenal big sister and so kind to her siblings. She is gentle. She hates to see them upset or crying... to the point that she lets them walk all over her (literally and figuratively.) She is a wonderful helper to me.
She is an artist. She loves to express herself through art, and she joined an art club this year. Learning different methods and mediums has been a wonderful opportunity for her, and she is growing so much as an artist.
Abigail is not a natural born athlete, but she is learning about hard work and dedication in taekwondo. She is proud of the progress she is making and continues to work hard to advance in her discipline.
I am so blessed that God gave me this daughter when He did... she literally changed my life in so many ways, and I would not be where I am today if she had not come into my life when she did and in the way she did.
Happy birthday sweet girl. We love you.