Ev'Yan Whitney was born. My baby girl, you changed my life in a way that is hard to describe in a short blog post. You showed me the many facets of love. From the very first glimpse of your face, I fell head over heels in love, knowing that there was nothing I wouldn't do for you. No, I didn't prepare for the naughtiness that seemed to come out of nowhere by the time you were 8 months old. You did everything way before your time from walking to talking to letting the whole world know that it was changed because of you.
When I look at the young woman that you are now, I am filled with so much love and joy and of course, pride to not only call you my daughter but also my very best friend.
We've had some pretty great journeys that have brought us to where we are today. I'm so happy that we are all experiencing life anew in this place we all call home now...Oregon. There's no other place I'd rather be than to be here with you.
I love you for your courage to try new things because its your courage that inspires me.
Thank you for including me in on things that not every 48 year old mommy would be included in. I feel blessed and special to know that you too, call me your friend.
Happy 24th birthday. I only wish my computer hadn't exploded so I could post pictures of you with your sweet baby face. No worries though....those memories are etched deep inside my heart.
I love you my sweet baby girl! Have a birthday that you will never forget!!!