Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy Birthday Destiny!

Dear Destiny,

It's been six months now since you came into our lives and changed it forever. It has certainly been quite an experience!

You took right to us with no problems even after all you've been through in your short life. Before you came to live with us, you had already been in four different foster homes and you were only 2 1/2!
You sure have changed in the last half year...your speech is better, though you are still hard to understand a lot of times, which can be very frustrating to both you and your Daddy and me when you can't get across to us what you are wanting to say. Even more frustrating is when I don't hear what you are saying and say "What?"'ll repeat whatever it is even quieter than you said it the first time! Oh, I'm having SUCH a hard time trying to explain to you what "louder" means! You've become more independent, saying "I do it!" when it comes to a lot of things, especially getting dressed. I try to let you "do it" as much as I can, but you still need help at times.

So, today you are 3, or "free" as you say...LOL...I guess that's how most little kids say " 3" at first. Lately you have become quite the diva! You've been demanding, wanting what you want when you want've been possessive, everything to you is "mine!"...and most aggravating, you've been throwing temper tantrums when you don't like something, crying and hollering at the top of your lungs! Oh my gosh, I hope you outgrow this particular phase soon!

Your Daddy and I want you to know that even with all the changes that have happened in our lives since you (and Meghan!) came along, all the drama, frustrations, and tears, we both love you so very much and can't imagine life without you anymore! We can't wait to see what happens next... you do bring lots of happiness to our lives, no matter what else happens!

Happy Birthday Destiny! I hope the day is joyful and full of surprises for you!

Love you forever,


Jillian said...

Its a great honor to share a Birthday with your little angel!!

Happy New Year!

Aims said...

Ahhh Cute pic. Have a lovely time celebrating & Happy New Year!

SignGurl said...

I'm so glad 2005 has been such a great year for you. I know its been hard too but just know it will get easier.

Happy New Year, Dana!!

May you get all you need in 2006!

Midwestern City Boy said...

Happy Birthday to Destiny. She is such a precious little girl. I'm know that 2006 will bring you even more joy as a parent. Happy New Year!

jazzy said...

What a sweet letter! Happy New Year MamaKBear!

Alicia said...

That's a greaat idea, writing a letter to the kids on their birthday. Happy Birthday Destiny!

BTExpress said...

Another tear was shed today reading this post. Your wonderful people.

Moosekahl said...

What a princess! Happy Birthday to a beautiful little girl!