You sure didn’t get my permission to have a birthday today!
You probably got permission from Dad, he loves watching you girls grow up! So do I but sometimes I get all nostalgic and want this back…
But then I look at THIS gorgeous face!
I love having the privilege of watching you girls grow up. You’re so precious and I long to see what sort of character you’ll grow into. So far you’re more like your dad than you are like me. Which brings a little more balance on the emotional scale. On which, your sister and I previously far out weighed the “sane” people around here. Dad really appreciates that! But you are still female.
I snapped a few pictures today to remember these little beginnings. As I look at these photos, I admire the baby cheeks, the thick feet, the big, bald head, the one little tear you get, the clumsy but deliberate steps you take around the yard…
I smile. I think how blessed am I to have you in my life! How fortunate am I to know you from your very beginnings. I am so excited for the day when you are older. I think I’ll admire everything about you. And that I’ll cherish you even more then than I do now. (Somethow!) I love you. Happy birthday precious Claire Ruth. We all love you a LOT!