Here's taking a little break from my unexpected and unexplainable blogging hiatus to honor my new favorite 5 year-old! Though I wasn't in Vietnam to celebrate Reagan's birth in 2006, our hearts rejoice every day for the gift God gave us through a woman who chose life for her baby girl. We have been indescribably blessed by our "little one" who is still oh-so-petite in stature but is becoming quite a little lady. She is undoubtedly the most generous child I've ever known. When we asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said she'd have to check with Alyssa and Parker to see what they would like so she could share. She routinely asks if she can be last and is always giving up her seat, toys and treats to anyone who asks - or even just shows interest! But lest anyone try to take advantage of her sweetness or her size, she also has backbone in spades. Reagan's not afraid to stand up for what she thinks is right or defend herself against an overpowering sibling or two. She's enjoying kindergarten, making some dear little friends, gaining confidence and winning our hearts over again every day.
When I think back to all the people in Vietnam that told us what a lucky baby she was, I wish I could go back and convince them that the blessing has truly been ours. Happy Birthday baby girl!