Saturday, April 2, 2011

Unofficially Official

We met her at the tender age of fourteen. Tall and thin with a shy smile and beautiful eyes, she carried more responsibility at that age than some adults ever will. She stayed with us for only eight short months, but it was long enough for a very special bond to form. Now she is all grown up, working, and in college. (Oh, where does the time go?) We didn't adopt her, but my heart doesn't know that. When she walked through our doors, she walked into our hearts forever. She is an unofficially official part of our family.

Today, we visited her new apartment.

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Enjoyed some good, old-fashioned "girl time"...

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Walked around the town...

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And simply had fun being together!

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These are the moments I cherish!