my favorite birthday present
Three years ago today I was blessed with the one thing I really started to think I would never have in my life…my little girl. I was convinced I would 1) never get married and 2) never have children. Seriously…I was NOT finding any man worth marriage back in those days! But on July 6, 2007 I popped out this little cutie who continues to bless my life and make it more worth while everyday.
I love how Ellie and our pup Zipper have become best buddies and playpals. They really are like siblings and it’s funny to watch them interact.
She has an incredible sense of humor and has already picked up on Mom and Dad’s sarcasm. She goes out of her way to try and make you laugh. We love that!
I’m constantly being told by my friends and family how lucky we are to have such a good natured kid. I know…believe me. Ellie isn’t the norm!
And in the last year as we’ve watched her grow in even bigger leaps and bounds, I’m sad and excited for the little lady she is becoming. We love that she is so thrilled to be learning new things and discovering the world.
But most of all I love that we share our birthdays together. I love that she will always be my little birthday present. A constant reminder of the love I share with my husband, the life I was able to give, and the one thing that will always keep me young at heart.
You are the poem I dreamed of writing,
the masterpiece I longed to paint.
You are the shining star I reach for
in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled.
You are my child.
Now with all things I am blessed.
I love you Ellie Victoria Van Rozeboom! Happy birthday monkey!