Blessed –

“It’s days like this I realize how blessed we are”.  
Our home is filled with laughter and happiness this morning.  It’s Madeline’s 10th birthday!
Madeline is opening her birthday gifts, Craig and I are enjoying her giggle as she opens her gifts!  Stella is even trying to help with the gift opening!   The treats for her classroom is ready to go and the sun is shining!  What a great way to start the day.  Everyday should be like a birthday morning day.
With every birthday and milestone in Madeline’s life I have always said, “that was my favorite stage”.  I recall saying that at 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months.  Then again at ages 3, 5 and 6.  Notice I left out age 2?  That was a horrible year.  I called that our devil child stage.  Yes the TERRIBLE TWOs.  Madeline had it and had it badly.  Finally when she turned 3 my little angel came back.  Now at age 10 she is growing up to be a sensitive, smart, funny child with such a big heart.  I think this is so far my most favorite stage!

Craig and I wonder many times how we are so blessed with such a wonderful child!  I hope we are as great of parents to her as she is a daughter to us!  
Happy Birthday Madeline.  
Love you bunches!