I cannot lie...this child absolutely takes my breath away. She is so full of joy at all times. It is amazing!
I love this set of images because she was literally doing cartwheels all over the yard 30 seconds before. I threw the tutu on over her shorts and stuck a headband in her hair! Her hair is stringy because it was not combed...and I love it. This is Gracie...a natural beauty.
I won't lie about the other side of Gracie either...maddening!! lol... There are times that I want to sit on her to get her to stay still!!
This morning we all went into the girls room and woke them up singing "Happy Birthday" to Gracie. She sleeps completely covered with her blankets, so as she emerged, it took her about half the song to wake up enough to understand what we were doing. When it hit her, she got the biggest smile on her face I have ever seen. It doesn't take much to make her happy... in fact, it doesn't really take anything. She just is....happy. She opened a few gifts from us and said "This is the best birthday party...ever!" We are going to have a party for her, but honestly, I wouldn't have to.
I pray, somehow, her birthmom knows that she is healthy, thriving, and happy! I wish, somehow, I could thank her for choosing life for Gracie six years ago.
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