"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Marissa!!!

Dear Marissa, 

Two years ago tonight, at 10:20 PM, you came into our world.  We were so happy to finally meet you and we loved you unconditionally the very moment we saw you.

These last two years have sometimes been scary, hard and frustrating.  But we choose not to remember those times because you have blessed us with so much more.  We choose to live in the laughing, dancing, snuggling, smiling, learning, hugging, kissing, happy times.  These moments are far more numerous and memorable.

You have taught us so much in the last two years.  Most of all, you have taught us about hope, faith and unconditional love.

We love you so much Marissa Lynne.  Thank you for showing us what true love really is.  


Happy Birthday Punkin Pie!!

Love, 
Mommy and Daddy





























17 comments:

Hope said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Marissa!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Happy birthday!!!!

Janice said...

Happy Birthday Marissa!

My love for you is as wide as the East is from the West, as deep as the roots of the mountains, as high as the farthest star, and as long as the measure of God's world.

I miss you sweet baby.

Grandma in Utah

Momof5 said...

Happy Birthday dear Rissa Roo! How special she shares a bday with her aunt Kaitlynn who is sooooo in love with her niece! It's so awesome how Kaitlynn talks about her and how much she is in love with her. So sweet!

The VW's said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARISSA!!!!! You are a blessing and a cutie pie! Great pictures! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

KH said...

Stop making me cry! Happy Birthday, Marissa!

Nana and PaPa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET RISSA ROO!! It's hard to believe that only 2 years ago you came into our hearts and blessed us beyond all thoughts. You've come a LONG way baby! And you have so much ahead of you. We are blessed to share in the present and the future with you. God has truly blessed ALL of us with your life, especially since you decided you just HAD to share your birthday with Auntie Katelynn!! How special is THAT?!! We love you...hugs and kisses!
Love
Nana & PaPa

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Marissa. You've come a long way and you are doing so great! Hope you have a very special day today.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Happy Birthday Baby girl. Hope you have a great day and a wonderful year. Tons of love and kisses.

Faith said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Marissa! What a pleasure it has been to watch you grow. We are looking forward to seeing what awesome things God has in store for you!

We love you,
Jen, Brian and your pal, Faith.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday my Rissa Roo! Love you tons! I can't believe you are two already! You have made my life so wonderful and you taught me such wonderful things about life.

Love you and Happy Happy Birthday!

Love,
Auntie Chelle and Uncle Nate

Gripping Mercy and Grace said...

Happy Birthday little one!!!! Now lets get those photos of you done! Cant wait to meet you! Tell Momma to call me or e-mail and we will set something up SOON! :O)

Ayden said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marissa... although I have never met you in person... I hope to after yucky season is over...
Dawn and Ayden

Dana said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

Laura Q. Stone said...

Happy Birthday sweet little girl!

Myssie said...

Happy Birthday Marissa!! I hope that you had a great day!!

Jacque said...

Wow, the time flies by doesn't it! Happy Birthday Marissa. PS, I loved the letter you wrote to her.