Happy 22nd birthday to my firstborn.
Here's a shout out to cousin Lilian: 23 years ago, at Leslie's Christmas party, Andrew and I sat on Santa's lap (as is the tradition with newly married's) and when he asked what we wanted for Christmas, Lilian shouted out "a baby!"
About two and a half months later, Heavenly Father thought "Hey yeah. Let's make that Christmas wish come true! Let's give a baby to these people trying to go to college with no jobs and no health insurance! Great idea!"
Before the next Christmas rolled around, we had brought our baby girl home from the hospital, stuffed in a Christmas stocking.
Thanks also go to Jillian, who allowed us to practice our non-existent parenting skills on her. She has been a source of constant joy. We love her more than we can express. Heavenly Father is a pretty smart guy :)
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