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In which we are celebrating 5 years of Anne-girl


She made me a Mumma. And everything changed.

And then – blink – it’s five years later. 
Happy 5th birthday, Anne!
She is gorgeous and free and loved wildly. 
May it always be so.

I write about Anne a lot but these are some of my favourites:
In which I write a letter to my daughter for International Women’s Day – a bit of my hopes for her – and really, all of us
In which Annie opens the door of her heart – or, how my four year old schooled me on my cynical opinion about “asking Jesus into your heart.”
In which Anne adjusts to Joseph – from way back in the archives
And this is a little video that I made of her baby pictures for her 3rd birthday. (So what if I watched it last night and cried?)

Happy Birthday, Anne! from Sarah Bessey on Vimeo.

Today, we’re having cake and ice cream. I hung some balloons in our dining room. We’ll swim (of course). And I’ll keep coming close to a complete and total meltdown because she is just so damn beautiful and it’s going too fast.

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  • mundanemusings

    Happy birthday, Anne-girl! Seems we were just celebrating her welcome to this world! How can it be 5years already?

    And you go ahead and have that complete meltdown. Mine will turn FIFTEEN next spring. I’m already having breakdowns over it.

    • http://www.sarahbessey.com/ Sarah Bessey

      FIFTEEN?! How is that possible? He was, like, Anne’s age when we met!

  • Sara Sophia

    Amen. ((sob)).

  • Bshaw49

    annie is a beautiful sweet little girl..no wonder you are on the verge of a meltdown, it does go by to quickly…Happy Birthday Annie !!

  • val

    I cannot believe she is 5 already.  It just seems as if you had her last year.  I remember when you announced you were pregnant with her.   You are allowed that meltdown, enjoy that meltdown, rejoice in that meltdown.  I had one when Peyton turned 15, and her first day of high school – all within a week of each other.  You are allowed.   Love to you both.

    • http://www.sarahbessey.com/ Sarah Bessey

      I did indulge, Val. Thank you.

  • http://www.walkingtochina.blogspot.com Sandy

    Happy Birthday, Sweet fun Anne-girl!  May your fifth year be a glorious one!

  • Tez

    I can’t believe she’s 5.  FIVE?!  It just seems like yesterday… I hope you all had an absolutely brilliant day.  Many blessings and much love to you all. xo

  • http://www.jamesandcatwise.blogspot.com Cat

    Aw, man!  I just read your post about Anne adjusting to her new baby brother and bawled my eyes out!  I’m pregnant with our second child and am starting to ask all those questions about how we will balance two with such different needs, etc.  I like that advice from your mom, about picking the older one first.  Lord, give us wisdom and grace!!!