I brag on my daughter a lot. I do realize that. I think it's sort of one of those things moms are supposed to do. But I don't do it out of a feeling of obligation. I do it purely out of pride. Which, I realize, may be a bit arrogant on my part. Oh, I think her Dad and Step Mom and I and other family members deserve some of the credit. But mostly, she's just as God made her. And she is amazing.
She turns ten tomorrow. I'm having a little bit of a difficult time wrapping my brain around that. Because I'm pretty sure the day she was born was just yesterday. Or maybe last week. Certainly not ten whole years ago! I spent a little time tonight looking at pictures of her younger days. They made me smile. And, yes, they made me teary. Cue "Sunrise, Sunset..."
Anyway, I thought, rather than ramble on about what a wondrous gift she is, I'd simply share a few from long ago: