Do you see her? See that? SHE is all the inspiration I needed 4 years ago today to start remodeling my life. It is because of her that I started to rethink my priorities and figure out how to quit my job and stay home with her. From the moment she arrived in my life, she has caused me to rethink how I do things, what I think is okay in the world, and where my focus lies.

She is every bit a 4 year old, gaining independence, assertiveness, and questioning everything. She is strong-willed, helpful, hilarious, and fun. I can’t imagine my life without her and am thankful for her helping me to continue to be a better person each and every day.

Happy Birthday to my first Baby!

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  1. A most beautiful inspiration.

    Happy Birthday Drew!

  2. Happy Birthday! :)

  3. Yay! Happy birthday to your little girl!

  4. Happy, happy, happy birthday! (off-key sing-song)

    One of the tricks to having a meaningful and contented life it to know and honor your priorities. Well done.

  5. She is beautiful. They are inspiring aren’t they? They light up our worlds and help us to shine brighter and better, to inspire others. Yes.

  6. I can see how having a kid would make you want to be a better person. She’s beautiful, I hope she has a great birthday!

  7. Wishing your daughter a very happy birthday. Many happy returns of the day.

  8. :) Your kid is sooo cute. Wishing her a happy birthday.

    Kids definately are the best inspiration. They want us to dig within and bring out our best for them.

  9. Wow! Everything you’re feeling and had to say came out so perfect… (Save this and show it to her when she’s older).

    In the meantime, Happy Birthday!! :::ginormous smile::: (I can’t help but share in your joy!)

  10. Em, she’s beautiful! Have a wonderful day with her!

  11. Happy birthday to a beautiful little girl!! They make life so wonderful! Love your blog!

  12. She’s lovely Emily..i hope she had a wonderful birthday :)

  13. Thanks everyone for the sweet compliments on my girlie and the birthday wishes! It was a fabulous day yesterday. Not unlike most others :)

  14. pretty, pretty girl!

    It isn’t amazing how much kids change you???

  15. She is really cute. A great inspiration.
    I am 20, I want to have a child by the time I am 24. I look forward to it. I hope she is this beautiful


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