10 years ago...
...we had recently moved to Preble County for Eric's work, found a house on a major road, and knew no one except the realtor.
...we had 4 children ages 4, 2, 1 and 1 and I was pregnant with our unexpected 5th.
...the doctors were very worried about the baby's health - a suspected fetal anemia - and my 4th c-section in 4 years.
...God blessed us immeasurably with a perfectly healthy little girl that He in His wisdom granted us...
....and we - on the way to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning - named her Leah Hope.
Dear Leah: You are a cheerful, kindhearted daughter that bring us much joy! We can't believe you are in double digits now. You love to read at night and you remember lots of what you read and like to share it. You are enjoying your own room and the chance to be alone and think. You and Delaney have been cooking more together lately. You had a fun sleepover with your friend Anna. You love to sit on Daddy and his name for you is "constantcontact.com". You are not afraid to voice your opinion or stand your ground with your siblings. And of course you still love to hum! You have great questions about God and the events in the history of how He interacts with people, and we pray you always seek Him. Happy birthday!!