The beginning of the this month marked a special occasion. Our daughter turned 10. 1.0. It kinda blew my mind. Kids birthdays are important milestones for moms and dads as well. We are taken back to where we were 1, 3,6 or 10 years ago. We remember where we lived, the room we brought the home to. Maybe we remember our birth experiences or the first time siblings and grandparents met your newest love.
Its been quite an adventure in the Yates household since the time sweet Annison joined us. We have lived in three different states (each one two different times). We were joined 5 years ago by Tanner who just added to the fun. Over the past 10 years she has continued to grow into a smart, talented, funny, compassionate girl.
We have a tradition of marking her birthdays with a special session. She and her brother were also great sports as I dragged them out past bedtime to do some pictures I’d been wanting to try.
She looks so grownup in her pictures. But it was later when I walked by her room that I was struck still. It is that last picture that is my favorite: she is relaxed, in her own space, beautiful and looking way too grown for her mom’s heart.
Happy birthday Annison, you are a gift to US!