Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday #5 for Ms. Tori

Today, our baby turns five.

I can remember like yesterday the dramatic events surrounding Tori's arrival. The 6" snow four days before her birth that socked us in on Castano Drive, cancelled church services that Sunday, and left her mom-to-be and I fretting should Tori decide to arrive early...

Oh, I don't want to go there. It still raises my anxiety meter every time Mandy and I think about it the dramatic way in which Tori arrived.

Yes, our darling Tori entered the world in dramatic fashion. The snow did eventually subside with the sun melting the snow off the hill so we could safely arrive at St. Joseph's for her birth. In a way, that drama has continued for all five years of Tori's life.

And I mean that in a good way!

Tori is our drama queen, our dancing queen, and our in-home comedian. She is enthusiastic, funny, cheerful and full of giggles. She is our soft-hearted one who cries easily, shares readily, and will never go to bed without a Bible story and a prayer.

She's got her Momma's eyes, her Grammy's heart, and her own unique personality that makes life in our home a special blessing.

"Children are a reward from the Lord," wrote Solomon. Today, for the third straight year, we'll go to John's Incredible Pizza and celebrate the reward that is Ms. Tori.

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart.

Daddy Loves You!