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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday !!!!

Life is amazing. When you are young you don’t realize what a miracle your birth is or was.

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My granddaughter was born on January 11,  2011. My husband and I lived in Reno, NV at the time. We received a call that it was time to make a road trip as our grand baby was on the way. We had just got to town and pulled into Chicken Barn, when we got a call that they were doing a c-section. We hopped back in the car and headed to the hospital.

A lot of times we take things like pregnancy and child birth for granted. My daughter rarely saw a dr while she was pregnant. She ended up going past her due date. It wasn’t until she fell in the shower and went to the ER that someone said, we need to get the baby out.

So often we feel like if a baby makes it to term, then life is great and problem free. While there are issues with being premature, there are also issues with being over due. In my granddaughter’s case it meant she had already passed her merconium in the womb.

Her first four months of life were a rocky period. She was almost a year before I saw her again.

Around 4 months, an incredible lady stepped in and gave my granddaughter the family she deserved. I didn’t know where the baby was for close to 6 months and it was the most painful thing I can imagine. I can’t tell you how relieved I was to know she was not only okay but happy, healthy, and loved.

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Turning 1 was all about YO GABA GABA. I got to know my grand daughter and her new family.  I can not even begin to put into words the depths of my gratitude to Her.

About two weeks before her second birthday she was officially adopted.  happy birthday

As she grew, her sense of humor was amazing. I am telling you this is one of the funniest little girls you will ever meet.

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Who could resist those puppy dog eyes? By the time she was 4 she had it down pat.

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At  5 her independence was blossoming. She began trying new things and being independent.

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Today, she turned 6. She is smart as a whip. She loves school. She can write her name, count to 100, and even say some words in Spanish.

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Six years ago, I could not have imagined life as it is today. My daughter and I are estranged. My husband and I are living in Modesto. My granddaughter’s mommy is a dear friend to us. I see my amazing granddaughter almost every week.

Each of us have been blessed to be given the amazing gift of life.  I can only hope for more blessings over the next 6 years.

To Help 7’s celebrate my granddaughter’s 6th birthday, we are giving away a $25 APPLEBEES Gift Card in time for Valentines Day!


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