She is seven.
At this time exactly 7 years ago, I was recovering from my ridiculously easy labor and delivery. I was probably holding Maria and smiling. I didn’t stop smiling.
She is, without a doubt, the best surprise I have ever gotten. I cannot even express with words how lucky I feel to have been given Maria. She is wonderful.
Her favorite color is pink (oh, and purple).
Her favorite song is Hoedown Throwdown by Miley Cyrus.
Her favorite animal is a giraffe.
Her best friend is Lydia….and Payton and Maddi and Sophie.
She wants to be a horse trainer when she grows up and her favorite thing to wear is a dress.
She loves Hawaii and her favorite show is Horseland.
She is the best big sister in the entire universe. She does what we ask without blinking. She has fun no matter where she is or what she’s doing. She’s smart as can be and as beautiful as anything I’ve seen.
…she is seven.