Six years ago today you joined our family- making us a complete family of six. I will never forget that day as long as I live. The moment you were placed in my arms, I melted. You see, you were born in my heart years before you were physically born in China. I know it's hard for you to understand all that now. But one day, I trust you will.
I do apologize for dressing you in head to toe pink for the first 2 years of your life with us. This picture is a perfect example of that. But what can I say? I was only allowed to do blue and other boy colors on your three brothers. Except for one of them. I did dress one of them in pink pajamas when they were a baby. I did it only once, but I can't tell you which one it was for fear that your brothers will never let him live it down. In my defense, I am from the south and southern mamas dress their boy babies in pink or in lace collars if they feel like it.
Each of my children bring something special to the family and you are no different. You bring a passion and a zeal for sucking every ounce of life out of a day. You love life. You live life. I am trying to keep up with you. You are creative and energetic. And yes, at times you are a tad dramatic. But I'm so crazy about you.
You are my daughter. You needed me. But I, also needed you. I love you with all my heart. And today I celebrate you!
PS. I don't care what you say, your hat in this picture is fabulous.