Friday, September 26, 2014

GHB: Year One

Dear Grace Harriet,

What a year!

One day old.
We brought you home...

You anchored yourself to us, and we to you.

You joined in all family fun!

You give me a reason to smile, always, every day.

You helped me explore and enjoy New Orleans while Dad studied. Thanks for being my adventure buddy!

You joined us on the road to residency!

Literally, on the road. Panera in Kansas City!
You are delightful,


and the sweetest daughter.

You are graceful, grace-filled and charming.

You really, really, really love your Daddy!

Yogurt? Not so much. But you're enjoying many more solids now!

You love your mama too, and the beach (but not the waves).

Grace, you are so fun!

Smart and inquisitive!

You are the best person to take on errands, even though dozens of people stop us to tell me how cute you are. (I know!)

I've learned so much from being your mother! Your joie de vivre and willingness to pose for my millions of photos

to your complete loyalty and unconditional love you show your Father and I every day.

I won't even talk about your stubbornness and drive, and how absolutely AMAZING you are doing in physical therapy. You are crawling, baby girl! You are moving!

Your dad and I don't even stop you - we're just thrilled you're moving! Then we grab you away from the wire, from falling off the couch, etc. Whatever hazardous position you find yourself in more than once a day...!!

We love you GHB! The first year has been the best year, and I can't wait for many, many more.

Mom and Dad


  1. Happy Birthday, Grace!! Sweet girl!

  2. This is so sweet, Julie. Happy birthday to your girl!

  3. I can't believe she's already a year old! Happy birthday Grace!!

  4. Uncle Michaael and Aunt JoanneSeptember 29, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Grace will adore having this when she is older! Happy birthday GHB!