2009 october - i loved looking back at these pictures of the last three octobers . . i cannot believe i have known her for three octobers. everyday i thank God i get to be her mother. she brightens our life every single day. i also cannot believe how much she has grown up well mainly her hair not so much in height:) as lucia serenaded us all at breakfast as she does every morning with all her versions of 'wheels on the bus' and 'old MacDonald had a farm' and all her 'emery pearl songs' she makes up. i just wanted to bottle her up and her sweet little voice and keep her two forever. i love this little girl so much it hurts at times.