I can't believe my sweet baby is a year old today! My, how the past year has flown by. Sean and I packed up our video camera and brought all of the recorded footage of Hattie's life thus far with us to Houston. We've been enjoying watching the tapes, reminiscing about Hattie's birth and development over the past year. Our little girl has grown so much. I watch the early footage of her lying in my arms, just trying to get her to make a sound or crack a smile for me. Today, I see that brand-new baby developing into such a bright, cautious, sensitive, and beautiful child. We are so thankful and proud that she is ours. We feel blessed that God has given her to us. We cherish the days we've had and look forward to the days ahead as our little girl continues to blossom and grow. Happy birthday, Hattie Ruth! You are such a treasure to your Mommy and Daddy! We love you!