September 10, 2011

Our Warrior Princess Turns Three!

Alexa Brianne - mi corazon,
You turned THREE years old on September 2nd, 2011! 
How time has flown by my sweetie!
You are tender and affectionate, 
quick, smart and curious about everything.
One minute needy and another independent.
You fill our home with so much joy, love and silliness. 
Your smile and laughter are contagious. 
You are like a beautiful flower in bloom, wild, free and spontaneous.
You keep us on our toes!
I’ve often wondered if you were born with this fearless spirit
that without a doubt has helped you overcome the difficult medical journey you have faced
(two heart caths and three {open} heart surgeries and all the junk that comes with it)
or if this fearless spirit is the result of having nothing left to fear
because you have been through so much? 
Either way, we appreciate your nature, your courage and bravery.
You have taught us many valuable lessons.
You are a warrior.  You are our princess.
You make every day worth living
and every day a celebration of life!
We love you and will be here for you always!
We thank God from the bottom of our hearts for you.

“What Is A Little Girl!”
She's a bundle of sweetness,
brightness & fun
The beauty of springtime,
the warmth of the sun
She's Innocence covered with mud,
sand, & soot
She's Motherhood dragging
a doll by the foot...

She's a composite picture of
giggles & tears
Of tantrums, excitemen,
amusement & fears
A bundle of mischief
and often a tease
A creature of moods
not easy to please...
Who'll capture your heart
with her pixie-like grin
Or chatter and beg till your
patience wears thin
But obedient, naughty,
mischievous or coy
She's Mom's little Darling &
Dad's Pride & Joy.



  1. Que bien esta tu hija y que mayor.Es una preciosidad!!
    Enorabuena por vuestro nuevo hijo.
    Que Jehová os bendiga.

  2. She's adorable :-) I love your blog header too by the way!

  3. Dear Michelle,
    I'm currently finishing my PhD on "Heart Moms". During my research for a nice introduction to the term "Heart mom" I found your blog. I really like it and would be honored if I could include some quotes from the blog in my PhD. Please write to me at if you think this is ok. I will forward you my research if you are interested. Hope to hear from you, Sincerely Øivind Solberg, Norway.


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