My second little namesake was born exactly 6 years ago right now. And the amazing, relaxed nature of her birth was exactly like the amazing, relaxed nature of sweet little Tessa.
Here's Tessa, pictorially through the years. These pictures were taken approximately every six months.
I mentioned that Tessa's birth was relaxed and amazing and I know that's true because I was blessed enough to be there for the whole thing. Dan and Teresa were happy and upbeat and Teresa was a great sport 'til the very end.
See? Here they are at the very end.
From the very beginning, her big brothers, Grant and Evan, wanted to play important roles in her life.
But she has other interests too. Like sports and Disney princesses. (She could pass for one herself, couldn't she.)
She loves her best friend cousin, Mary, but gets along wonderfully with all her little relatives.
And, she loves to dress up and share all her dress-up clothes.
But most of all, Tessa is one of the sweetest, most easy-going little
girls you could ever meet. She may not see her grandparents for a
long, long time but when she does, she greets us with flowers and
patiently waits outside for our arrival. She's helpful, creative, and loving; and we're wishing her the best birthday any 6-year-old could ever have.