Happy Birthday, Braaten!
Last year I did a birthday post with a ton of pictures when Braaten turned 12. And just so I can get a birthday post up on her actual birthday, I am repeating a few photos and adding one from today.
My little sweet was 4 months old here.
And I always get a kick out of this funny little picture. Check her out sitting there all relaxed with her foot on her knee. Ha! I love it!
She is a big 5 year old in this one. I love that big, beautiful smile.
And may I introduce you to Braaten Noelle as a teenager.
I love you, Braa, for your beautiful heart, your love for Jesus, your commitment to our family, the joy you have when you are with your friends, your silly, funny self, your help in our home, the laughter you bring, your lovely English accent, the style you have, how you want to remain pure for God, your love of music, how you enjoy watching movies and reading good books. I love your dimples, your long, thick, straight hair, how incredibly smart you are, how you love design whether it involves home or fashion, and how you always come up to me and kiss me on my cheek and say, "I love you, Mama."
You are one special girl and I love you more than my own life.
I pray wonderful, rich blessings on you in the coming year and always, Precious.