Twenty six years ago today, one month early, weighing a little over four pounds and sporting an extra 21st chromosome, our Annie came into our lives.
In the photo above, "Elizabeth Anne" wears my family's Christening gown. We had to wait several months for the big day...until the dress was a reasonable fit. You'd never know, looking at those chubby cheeks and dimpled fingers, just how tiny she was when she arrived.
When she was four, Annie was given a sweet, brown dog for her birthday. She immediately named him Clancy. They soon became the best of friends...inseparable.
They still are.
Happy Birthday, Annie!
You are my heart...you are your Daddy's little girl! We love you more each day and are so proud of you. You bring us great joy.
And...Happy Birthday, Clancy!
Enjoy the day,