Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy 14th Birthday, Hannah!!

Happy Birthday, Hannah!!

I can hardly believe you are 14.

And we just registered you for high school last night.  Where has the time gone??

Hannah girl, we love you so much, and you are so precious to us.  You've always proclaimed yourself as the princess of the family.

And although you and Sara argue on a daily basis ... sometimes hourly ... you are still royalty in her eyes.

Well, maybe that was taking it a little too far, but you are still her best friend.  Remember, she even said so in your Christmas gift this past year?

I think Alex might be a little jealous if he knew that because you seem to be his best friend, too.

Hannah, there are so many things about you that I love.

I love how you are never too cool to show your goofy side.

I love how you are always ready to have fun.

I love how you are always thinking about someone else, and what they might need.

I love how you are always finding a way to look your best.

I love that family is so important to you.

And that you love your mama enough to stand in freezing weather in the middle of snow before church to snap a picture she desperately wanted.

The past 14 years have gone by so fast.  I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by.

I cannot believe I am so much shorter than you ... and the rest of our family.

Hannah, I could write a list that went on for days about all the things I love about you.  You know how I've always said I love you from the tippy, tippy top of your head to the tippy, tippy bottom of your toes?  Well, I love you even more than that.

You never cease to amaze me by your determination.

Or how you are always just you.

And not embarrassed to wear ugly Christmas sweaters even when it's not to an ugly Christmas sweater party.

I love your confidence.

I love your quick wit.

And I love that God chose you to be a part of our family.  I am so grateful and honored to be your Mama.

I still cannot believe how fast you are growing up.

Happy 14th Birthday, baby girl!!  I hope today this your best birthday yet!!