Friday, March 08, 2013

Raising Aali

It has been one whole year with our daughter Aaliyah. I'm sure her blood parents would cringe if they heard us call her our daughter, and we hope for her sake that they will continue to love from afar.
She has been an absolute joy in our lives, a blessing, an education, a comfort, a happiness we never knew we could experience before she came along.
She's challenged us, and pushed our buttons, and tired us out, and driven us crazy... But somehow at the end of everyday when she snuggles in our arms, it wipes the slate clean. We wake up the next morning to a new day, and our hearts swell with the joy she brings us.

I have never done anything in my life that gives me more purpose than raising Aali.

And now


Anonymous said...

She's a blessing to anyone who's lucky enough to spend time with her. (and so are you)


Unknown said...

Ohh Aali-bean. How I miss my little darlin.
-Aunty Becky

corrie said...

There is just something about that little Aalibean that is so wonderfully special.

Glad we get to share the journey with your little family.

: )

pamero said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto. And that hair just continues to be stupendous.