All day long, I've been thinking back over the last five years with her. I remember going into the hospital to have her and holding her the moment she was born. I remember hearing her first cry and crying uncontrollably myself at hearing that sweet sound. I remember Ryan being so taken with Mary Carolyne that I hardly remember him putting her down in the first few days. I think the reason their bond is still so strong is because he refused to put her down during that time :)
Mary Carolyne has grown into probably our most unique child. She definitely marches to the beat of a different drum. She says the most
Everyday, I am reminded what a blessing this sweet child has been to our family. I love that every night she thanks God for her family, her "pretty pink house", and asks God to "put the devil on a fire cloud with storms all around it". Mary Carolyne is already her own person at five years old and I can't wait to see what else she has in store for us.
Happy birthday, sweet Mary Carolyne :)