Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Gabby!!!

Gabby last month.
Today Gabby is FOUR!  Happy Birthday, Gabs!  I definitely was not there when you came in to this world, but I love you like I was.  This year you have turned into a fun friend and little girl.  I have loved spending nearly every minute of every day with you!  You are hysterical!  I love the way you have become so loving.  You are dear and precious.  I think my favorite thing, though, is the way you love out loud!  When Daddy walks in the door you drop everything and run to him with all of the excitement there is!  You love your brothers and your sister with a smile that brightens a room.  And you love me in such a dear way.  Gabby, I love you so much!  You are a joy in my life and I am so very thankful for you!  I'm blessed that God gave you to me. . .we are all blessed!  Your Rwandan name says so much:  IRIBAGIZA, "we praise the Lord because you are a blessing."

This is Gabby in Africa (meeting her first giraffe) November 2007.
This is Gabby on her first birthday.
Gabby on her second birthday (at Tim and Brittany's wedding).

Gabby last year on her third birthday.

Happy birthday!

1 comment:

Ashley Smith said...

My Grace shares a birthday with Gabby! I bet there were in the HOH at the same time when they were little. Grace arrived when she was around 3 months. She has been home with us since she was 2 1/2. Amazing that they are both 4 now and living with their forever families :). Love it!