Happy Birthday Girl!! It seems like you've been here forever, or at least as long as your brothers. I remember when your oldest brother was born. How your Daddy was so in awe and completely taken away by him. The bond between them was tangible. I wondered why I didn't have the same bond with him that your father seemed to, mine was different. I was the Mama. And with all of your other brothers, once again, I could see that bond and try to find it but never quite get there. Your brothers are bonded to me differently. I'm their Mama, they adore me, and pick on me, and think I'm funny, and think I'm nuts most of the time, but I just don't seem to "get" them like your Daddy does. Then, you came along. From the moment I first held you, and yes I was scared to death of having a girl I was so boy oriented, I "got" you. I finally understood what your Daddy had been showing me with the boys. I understood you and I knew you from that very first look. Of course my first words were "She looks exactly like the boys" but I knew you in a way I never knew the boys. You are such a treasure to me. And we have that bond that Daddy and the boys have. He and they don't "get" you, but that's ok cause your mama does. Your Daddy and your brothers absolutely adore you, unless C is in the mood to sell you to the Chinese when you two are fighting. But, oh what joy you are to me. I know things will be rough at times and your boys will drive you crazy, but none of us can even begin to imagine what it would be like without you. And even though I was pretty up there in age when you were born, I cherish you more because of that! So baby girl, oh excuse me.... small girl, I am so happy for these past 3 years and can't wait for the many more we'll have together. Cause you see, God truly blessed me when he sent you to my arms! He knew how much I needed you! Happy Birthday my Girl!!