She entered our lives on Friday the 13th.
We gave her the name of Iris after the Greek Goddess of Rainbows. Her middle name, Hope, was her Great Grandma’s middle name.
I never took my eyes off of her. Her beauty captivated me.
Her personality started to shine through and she filled us all with laughs and happiness.
I couldn’t get enough of dressing her up and still do to this day!
She was so darn cute and I just wanted to eat her up. She was so chubby at 5 months that I think I could have taken a few nibbles out of her!
Iris has continued to delight and amaze us everyday. She is extremely thoughtful and generous. When she celebrated her 6th birthday in Kindergarten she was allowed to bring in 3 extra treats to hand out to favorite teachers. When she got home I asked which teachers she gave her extra cookies to. She listed about 12 different names. I asked her how this was possible and she said she just broke the cookies up into little pieces so she could give to more people.
Last year, Iris’s birthday fell on Mother’s Day for the first time. Her spirit and love has been one of the most precious Mother Day gifts I have ever received.
It’s hard to believe she is finally at the age where she can start dating. Actually, it’s just dates with her Dad.
In just a bit our house will be filled with lots of little girls to help us celebrate Iris’s 8th birthday. The party theme this year is rainbows. Iris loves them. She is after all our Goddess of Rainbows.
Friday the 13th has proven to be one of the luckiest days of my life.
It brought me this sweet little girl named Iris.