Happy 9th Birthday, Olivia Ruth
How did 9 years go by so quickly?!?
She is a young lady now! A smart, loyal, fun-loving, generous, brave, kind, confident (finally!) and beautiful girl!
Everyone who come across Olivia (teachers, neighbors, other parents, coaches, ect ) always comment on her sweetness & well mannered behavior. She seems to ALWAYS do the right thing - even when no one is looking! She has a strong character and makes us super proud!
July 1, 2008 will always be remembered as the happiest day of my life.....the day I welcomed Olivia Ruth into my life and became a mother 💝. She truly makes life so much more fun.
Our relationship is ever changing. I see her less as a little kid and more as a companion in the house. As a stay at home mom I rely on her for so much - help with her siblings, and most importantly I rely on her company! She makes me laugh all the time and she is quick to calm me down if she sees me losing my cool. I find myself missing her when she is off with her friends during the day! She truly is my friend. I enjoy her company so much! And she loves hearing stories - it's fun to have someone so interested in my life and recalling my own childhood memories with her has become a favorite pastime!
Olivia Ruth, I know I am probably the hardest on you than all the other kids. I'm sorry for that. Being the oldest always has the most perks - but sometimes I take advantage of your responsibleness. I have come so used to your helping hand! You are definitely the captain of our family team! I am thankful for you!!!! And grateful for all your help as the oldest of four!
I love you so much!
I am always here for you!
I don't even know how to describe this journey I just embarked on for the last 365 days! Last year I decided (along with a couple dear ...
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