Today my sweet-hearted and lovely daughter turns one! What a bittersweet moment for Mama. We have watched MJ grow from a little "slug" to our bubbly, tender and observant toddler. We pray that God continues to allow many days of life, laughter and sweet love for our family. Madeleine, you took forever to get here, and now that you are here I would do it all over again. When I held you for the first time, I was so elated. You are the first fruit from the flowering love between your Dada and me. We love watching your "goofy-face" and having you snuggle into our shoulders while you hold Lamby. We love all the ways you have grown, from learning to roll over, to refusing to crawl, to waving, making animal sounds and all the tumbling and hugs. We especially love your sweet kisses. You are gentle, tender and God has blessed you with a contented, happy spirit. We love you so much, so many people love you sweet Madeleine. We pray that Love overwhelms you and guides you through what God has in store for your treasured time here on His earth.