Ten years ago today
Dennis' daughter Kim and her husband Ryan had their sweet little Emily.
When I had first started writing to Dennis, he told me his daughter Kim was expecting a baby any day. He said when she arrived he might need to go to Utah to help her. I thought it was odd that a Dad would be the caretaker. But I didn't know Dennis very well yet. Now it completely makes sense. When Emily was just 2 years old (was she less than 2...Kim do you know?) she was visiting here with her cousin Katelyn who was even younger. Katie kept touching the TV buttons and Emily was trying to "mother" her and get her to stop. She told her no, and then Emily said to Katie, "Look at me when I talk to you. I said no."
She was only 2 years old, saying that!
Emily with her beautiful Mom.
Dennis asked me to put this picture of Emily out every Memorial Day.Instead, we have just kept it framed and in our family room since the day we received it.
Just as Dennis loves the picture above, I love this one below.
We keep this just inside our front door.
Emily and cousin Jessica hugging
Den and I so enjoyed Emily's 8 day visit to our home last summer along with her cousins, Jessica and Katelyn. We called her Mary Sunshine. She would wake up happy and go to bed happy. She has such a good nature to her. All 3 girls were so much fun to be with.
Emily reminds me lots of her Mom... the way she talks with her hands...the way she holds one arm by the elbow when she is listening. She is very social. I think she could fit in almost anywhere. We sure do love her very much and can't wait to see her again.
Happy 10th Birthday Emily!!!