I announced the birthday blog trilogy back on Feb 26, when Charlie turned 11. As I started thinking of what to say about Evy, I realized I wrote a tribute blog, It’s a Girl, to her in 2015. (Sorry boys.) If she ever says she is not spoiled, I have an online record proving otherwise. In any case, happy birthday, Evy!
Nine years later, I am still surprised and even more grateful that I have a daughter who on this day practically delivered herself and is named after her amazing great grandmother, Evelyn Reed, and her great Aunt Margarite Thomas. We all are so incredibly blessed with this child.
The strangest part is that I gave birth to my two oldest sisters morphed into one. The bossiest 9-year-old I ever met. I have so much to learn from this natural born leader:
Cherish family near and far
Make your mark on the world
Love all God’s creatures (even brothers)
Know your own special gifts (which may include previous mention of said brothers)
Being the only daughter is so special and a bond for the rest of our lives!
Love and happiness surrounds this girl and everyone who comes in contact with her!
A special birthday wish that this life becomes all that you want it to – but know you are an amazing gift to me every day!