As I sit here writing this post, I'm reminded of where I was ten years ago. Just like today, Colorado was also in a drought 10 years ago. I was suffering through the heat 38 weeks pregnant and anxiously awaiting your arrival.
On July 10th, 2002, it rained for the first time in months. July 10th, 2002 also brought your birth after ten hours of labor. I remember holding you in my arms and just watching you all day (and night!). You were such a miracle to Dad and I. It's hard to believe that it was TEN years ago!
We are still amazed by you and what an awesome girl you are. You are bright, kind, compassionate, a sweet big sister, a hard worker and you try your hardest at everything you do.
I'm so proud of you when you overcome your fears and try new things (like jumping off the high-dive, going in a bat cave, and swimming in the lake just to name a few things from this summer). When I remember my shy, quiet little girl, I never would have imagined that you would become a state gymnastics champion, performing in front of judges and packed gyms. I wish I had some of your courage!
No matter what you do, I will always love you and love being your mom! Happy Tenth Birthday KK!