Monday, February 23, 2009

Main Entry: 1trans·form
Pronunciation: \tran(t)s-ˈfȯrm\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French transformer, from Latin transformare, from trans- + formare to form, from forma form
Date: 14th century
transitive verb
1 a: to change in composition or structure b: to change the outward form or appearance of c: to change in character or condition

As a parent, you get a front row seat to the beauty of transformation in the lives of your children. And as the mother of Victoria Kathryn, my show has been nothing short of breathtaking. I have watched my little girl turn from Tori to Victoria and back to Tori again. I have watched her change from a cute bald baby to a stunning long haired little girl. And most importantly I have watched a semi-terrible two and three year old (cute, but terrible) turn into a tenderhearted and ever maturing eight year old. I am proud of her for so many reasons and blessed by her in so many ways I cannot begin to write then down. Thanks Tori for loving deeply, for having a compassionate and giving heart, for being a good friend, for being the best big sister on the planet to Isabelle and Macie, for playing out your role in our church community, and for continuing to move forward in figuring out what it means for you to be a follower of Jesus. I love you and wish you the very best birthday ever!


Karen said...

I have been thinking of Tori all day. I am so proud to be "Aunt" Karen. I have watched her become such a beautiful young lady and wish that she was closer but that just makes the times I do get to see her all the more special.

God Bless,
"Aunt" Karen

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little Princess Tori! She is so sweet. I can't wait to see how she is used by God. May her 8th year be enchanting.

Life with Kaishon said...

Kaish painted her a card last night : ). Oh yes he did. Now, I just have to put it in the mail. Do you think that will happen?

Anonymous said...

Oh it sounds like you have yourself a VERY special girl!!!! Praise the Lord and keep enjoying her!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Gretchen. So girly, girly. I have been thinking all week about how that cute, little bald-headed girl and a certain cute, little blonde boy used to fight like cats and dogs. Where did the time go?

Richardson Family said...

This is the kind of post that Tori will enjoy going back and reading one day. I love the photos. Thanks for having Annie and Martu too, it looks like fun!