My Laci Elizabeth turns ten years old today! Hard to believe my cuddly, sweet Laci is almost as tall as I, and already in the double digits!

Laci has a very loving heart. She is always leaving me love notes in surprising places, like on my pillow or in my Bible. Just a few weeks ago, I found this one on the keyboard of my laptop when I opened it:


She expresses her love in art, too, because, while all of my children show creative talent, she is the one who loves to draw.


Her binder has her version of the British flag.


“Why Laci, what big lips you have!”

“The better to kiss you with, my mother!”

Laci is a friend to her little brother, which is a blessing. I often hear them playing games together and it always puts a smile on my face. On Fridays, they often build forts and sleep in them. She has had a hard time watching Leslie, who is 18 months older, move closer to the teen years. The Barbies have been given away, for Laci didn’t enjoy playing with them without Leslie. But she is finding her place in our ever-changing home, which is good preparation for an ever-changing life.

Laci has a tender heart. If we have to correct her behavior, she usually comes to us later with a heartfelt apology, or leaves us a note saying she is sorry.

I can’t believe my “baby girl” is already ten years old! If I keep thinking about it, I know I will grow melancholy. (Why must the years pass so quickly?!)

Happy birthday, Laci! I am so thankful that you came into our lives ten years ago. I love you more than words can express, and I am so proud of the little lady that you are.

With love,


4 thoughts on “Ten Years of Love & Laughter

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    Amen and amen! Laci is an affectionate, active, adorable, and artistic little girl who is growing up too fast! She is compassionate and loves to help. She makes friends wherever she goes. I love her and miss her. I am glad I get to see her soon and collect one of her sweet hugs!
    I love her and I love you.


  2. So sweet!❤️


  3. Melanie Pledger says:

    What a precious, loving little girl!! I wish I got to see her more than once a year.

    Love you, Laci!!

    Aunt Melanie


    1. She loves you, too!


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