A new baby was upon the knee of mama as 4 other little ones ran and played and daddy went to MBA school.
One day, when baby boy was 2 months old, mama said to daddy, "I think there is a little girl waiting to come to our happy family."
Daddy said, "Are you crazy? I think we're done."
Mama just smiled and knowingly tucked her knowledge away in her heart.
Baby boy grew, older children grew, the little family moved to Washington and Mama and Daddy pretended that their family was complete.
When people would ask (they always do) if their little family was complete, Mama and Daddy would look at each other quizzically and say, "Yes?"
But one night Mama had a dream that a little girl was on her way. She didn't tell Daddy. The idea of 6 little ones was scary and frightening to both of them. But especially Daddy.
And then it happened. Mama found out that a little tiny person was growing and becoming in her tummy.
Mama found out at 2 in the morning when she couldn't sleep. She just happened to have a magic wand in the bathroom that told her so!
So Mama woke Daddy up. "Guess what?" she said. "We're going to have a baby!"
Mama and Daddy were nervous. Would they be good enough parents to 6 children. Was their house big enough? NO! And then Mama felt peace wash over her and she knew that HER father in Heaven trusted her to be the Mama to all of these children. He sent her one more because he knew they could do it, even if they were unsure.
And that feeling stayed and grew and apprehension became excitement and joy.
The beautiful day came and brought a little pink bundle. A bundle that the whole family came to love and spoil and bend over backwards for.
And guess what? That little bundle turned 4! And she is still adored, and loved and immensely spoiled by everyone.
So much so that she got two cakes! Well, mostly cuz her and Mama are gluten free now and Mama couldn't resist two different kinds!
However, when it came time to blow those candles out, her little 4 year old lungs just couldn't seem to do it on their own.
6 times, and some help from siblings, is a charm!
Nora also has proven to be amazingly fun to give presents to. She gets excited about everything!
Happy Birthday Nora Jane! We're so happy to came to our family, it wouldn't be the same without you!
Oh, and Henry I'm sorry, but someday you will think this picture of yourself is really funny!