Marian {6 years old}

Happy Birthday, my love! I am not sure how we got to this number so quickly, but here we are! 6 years old!! Seeing that number breaks my heart, yet lifts it up all at the same time. 

You were just born, just in my arms, swaddled in your crib, sucking on your paci with those big chubby cheeks. You came into this world at 5.5 lbs and the saying "Though she be but little, she is fierce" never rang truer.

From day one, you were a force! You know what you want and when you want it. You like things a certain way and aren't afraid to tell people, yet shy and reserved to those you don't know. A gentle smile is all you give away to passers by. Always taking everything in before you let your whole self out. We named you after my grandmother, a woman so gentle and kind with a heart bigger than anyone I know. She would be so proud of the little girl you have become and I know she watches over you.

Thank you for your love and for making me a momma! I love you to the moon and back, ladybug!

xoxo,

Mommy

Ginny Oosthuizen

Ginny O. Photography, Richmond, Virginia