Five years ago today, my life was changed in a way that I never imagined possible...

The most beautiful little baby I had ever seen entered the world and I was immediately in love with her. Actually, I'll take it back on the "little" baby - she was just under 9 lbs. and my doctor predicted she MIGHT be 7...I guess the long torso hid her well!

My Adelyn Adelle, you are my heart. You are the sweetest and most beautiful little girl I know. You're an amazing big sister and Eden is so lucky to have you - I hope that she picks up on your kind and gentle spirit...(even if just a little!)

You're smart, silly, fun, and oh.so.shy... ;)

Thank you for teaching me new things every day...to see things the way you do, to not judge, to love everyone, and to sing at the top of my lungs to your silly Taylor Swift songs no matter how awful I think I sound because YOU think I sound "lovely"...

Happy 5th Birthday Chickadee - I love you so very much!

xoxo Momma

And now this, this I found a few weeks back and I wanted to share with all you Momma's out there as I found it is probably going to be the most fitting with today's post than any other. It made me cry then and it made me cry again today...Made me realize & think - Enjoy!

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
~Diane Loomans

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