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Thursday, August 22, 2013


Six years ago this very day, our first baby girl was born. After a long day of labor, a patient midwife delicately delivered our 6 pound surprise onto my draped belly while the good Lord simultaneously placed a crown of motherhood on my head. I'd like to think He smiled while doing so, saying "She can handle this. I know she can." Life changed forever that August evening and it changed in ways I never thought possible. And I'll live the rest of my days with a grateful heart and stretched perspectives because of it.

Happy Day, sweet Oia Lee. To the moon and back again, we love you.


  1. Happy birthday to your gorgeous girl Oia x

  2. That was beautiful! Happy birthday sweet girl!

  3. Happy Day, Big Oia! You deserve a great day, and a great year!