|She's always loved the beach.|
Ein Soukna, Egypt
Again, it happens. Time goes by so very quickly, and I didn't really realize it. But there it is. Staring me in the face.
I blink and she’s suddenly a kid and so very tall. But I remember that tiny, blond-wisp haired baby I so delicately held in my arms. Such a sweet baby, with big blue dazzling eyes and the most infectious giggles.
I blink and she’s talking. I blink and she’s singing. I blink and she’s skipping down the sidewalk on her tippy-toes. Baseball and American Girl Dolls. Swimmng and singing solos in her school concert. Oh, how did she suddenly become so independent?
The best big and little sister alike. She’s the middlest, so she likes to say, stuck between a stubborn toddler brother and a (somewhat) bossy older brother. But she can hold her own, and she’s quick with the cutting words that lets you know who’s in charge.
Incredibly loyal and protective of her friends, she's kind and generous with the biggest heart. Thoughtful and precise, she has the amazing ability to see everything that's going on around her --- not just what's in front of her at the moment.
I miss her so much and I wish I was with her on her special day to celebrate her eighth birthday. I don’t know where time went, and I know it’s not likely to slow down any time soon...
Happy Bithday to our very beautiful and sweet, smart and independent Abby. We love you so much and we're so very proud of you.
|No so very long ago, she was a toddler who loved the beach.|
Long Beach, CA 2009
|Not afraid to tell you what she's loves about the U.S.A.|
Bacon and Taylor Swift.
|Always a sweetie. She thoughtfully emailed me |
to let me know that she and her little brother
were having a dance party. Love this.
|On a lunch date in Cairo.|
Oh, how I miss her!