For Payton
and Deona


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A Very Special Day
(November 1, 2008) (return to Homepage)
     In our travels we have met many wonderful people. They come in all ages and sizes, colors and personalities. On this day, over thirty years ago, a seed sprouted and a little plant started to grow. Soon it was transplanted because where it was growing was not good for its health. The plant grew larger but without proper nurturing, it only survived. It was transplanted again.
     Through storms and winds, sunshine and rain, the plant shook and bend, grew and strengthened. As it grew it became more and more beautiful. Its spirit glowed, its stature beamed. Plants around it paled to it beauty as it transformed through struggles and challenges.
     Now she has supported the sprouting of more growing plants and nurtures them with the wisdom of experience and shelters them with bravery and fortitude. Today we celebrate the birth of our most beautiful daughter. Today we thank God for transplanting her into our lives. Today we feel a love for her and from her beyond words. Today is Becky's day, and we're so proud to be a part of it.

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