as i write this, our sweet girl is up in the air and getting closer to australia every minute. saying good-bye yesterday was bittersweet and oh yes, i was right about the tears...from all three of us.
we are so incredibly proud of her and the wings she has grown, but gosh, she's an easy one to miss having around. with all the changes in her life, we have been blessed to have had her living back home with us for the past five months and we just don't understand any parent who groans when their child moves back in for awhile. she's been nothing but pure joy and laughter...mixed with a whole bunch of "smart ass" just to keep us on our toes.
totally gorgeous, right?
multiple ways of cousin loving
her littlest cousin...when headbands go awry.
so here's to our daughter...
may this new adventure be everything you've dreamed it could be and even more.
we love you so much and are more proud of you than you'll ever know.