Thursday, December 18, 2008



My littlest girl is seven today.

Her favorite color is Turquoise. She loves carrots… just like she did when she was a baby. Her favorite thing to do is ride bikes with her friends (and sometimes, her mom).


She loves to laugh and dance and make up songs. She loves her brother and screams with joy when her big sisters visit. She is her aspiring photographer mother’s favorite model, and her Daddy’s little girl.


Every day, when I delicately comb through her beautiful curls, I’m humbled by God’s kindness in bringing her to me to care for. The ten years before I knew her were not easy. I never thought I would have the chance to be a mom to another baby. She is, in a way, a miracle. And I am always very aware of that.

Happy birthday, Banana. I love you.


Daddy Dan said...

Happy Birthday, Banana!

She is too cute!

Anonymous said...

Not often I see pictures and immediately think of God's angels on earth.. but those did it. :-)

What a blessing.

Big Dave Perkins
Irving, tx

Nikolas Harris said...

awe, happy birthday :)

Ricci Neer said...

I seriously teared up over this post! How beautiful. I know how you feel. My Ben is the blessing I never thought I'd have.

Trish Wilkinson said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the road, Sugar. Your daughter looks like a happy kid, and Banana is a fun nickname. Wish her a happy B-day for me, and have a wonderful day with her!

Hey, are you still interested in taking portraits? Our daughters are growing up so fast; this will be a missed opportunity if we don't get some current photos soon!

Let me know,

Trish Wilkinson
Author: Grade by Grade Made Easy (we met at the networking workshop)

Naomi said...

What a beautiful little girl.

How nice that you feel humbled by God’s kindness as you brush through her curls...when I brush through my daughter's curls I feel like buying earplugs so I don't have to hear her yelling at me that I'm hurting her. Yeesh.

Hope you all did something wonderful and fun together on her b'day.

Connie said...

Happy Birthday Banana!

My Peanut turned 10 on 12/17. I know what you mean by a blessing. My other dd is 21 so I waited a long time for her.

Blessings to you both!

xiaolinmama said...

Aw so cute! Happy Bday!

Roguepuppet said...

Happy Birthday to her and thanks for sharing your angel with us.

GNO Gals, Jyl and Carissa said...

Oh! I want you to photograph my boys. Look at these amazing pics of her. She is soooooo cute!

Happy Birthday, Banana, from GNO!!!

i am feathermaye said...

Well how sweet is a Banana with a touch of Sugar?

Too sweet!

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl.

This Military Mama said...

Happy birthday to your little girl!

Look at the beautiful daughter your are raising! Good job mama!

Bill Cummings said...

Thanks for contacting me! I would love to do a guest post or interview. Feel free to send me an email - I have a busy weekend... but maybe we could connect on Monday. Let me know...


Linda S said...

oh, too cute...happy belated birthday!!