Took this photo of Gabrielle this past January. A brilliant, shrill kind of blustery day. In the midst of one of the worst winters I can remember.
Gabi Girl climbed into this toy castle and, when I called her name, this was the face she gave me. Click on the photo and you'll get a better view of her wonderful face.
It best describes her personality. At once lovely and mischievous; happy & demanding; wanting and giving.
I loved the day her mother told me she was pregnant with her, and I loved the day she was born because she represented so much hope for me, a chance for my own sort of rebirth at a point in my life when I faced what I thought was an insurmountable wall.
Gabrielle Marrae is my daily reminder that life is hard, but giving. It can be insolent but teach you something new. That I should play more and worry less.
She is and always will be my Hope Girl.
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