I can't believe it either! She is 8. It is so hard for me to realize that I have an 8 year old. She really is an amazing child. How come I am so blessed to have her? I look at her and wonder how I got her.
She is patient, very patient.
She is polite, so polite.
She is so kind.
She is selfless, truly selfless.
She is smart, psycho smart.
I mean really, how could someone with those qualities be mine? But...remember who her dad is!
I love this post that I did last year, I read it often and when I do, I cry. I think this is a perfect description of my little Piper and my feelings for her. All the things I said are still true today. I have watched her grow so much this past year. We have been through a lot. She is so strong, yet so sensitive. She was there hugging me and crying with me the day I found out I had Hashimoto disease - not a big deal, but it took me and my body time to adjust to everything going on, she was constantly asking me how I was and making sure I was okay. She watched Teague through Madame Butterfly with so much pride - no jealousy. She was a strong big sister, not only taking care of Teague, but helping Grandmas with everything, just like an adult would, when Mom and Dad were in China -11 days is eternity to a child. When we pulled the kids from the psycho private school and put them in our neighborhood public school - in the middle of the year - she handled it like a Saint and handled the transition perfectly with no problems at all. She was so strong when we told her that Daddy got laid off - at Christmas time - she just got it, she understood that changes in our lifestyle were going to have to be made and she was okay with it. She turned 8 and made the decision to be baptized. Her faith through all of this has not faltered, it is so strong.
Whenever I would ask Piper what she wanted for her Birthday, she would say 'Bendaroos and Blendypens.' Luckily I was able to find both at Walgreens, so that was what Teague gave Piper.
Aaron and I decided to get her some scriptures. We got her a little green quad. She was pretty excited.
Anyway, the pictures were taken by my sweet friend Amy. There are over 50, but I just posted some of my favorites. Aren't they beautiful? Amy did such an incredible job.