Today is Sadie's 14th birthday!!!!! I remember before I got pregnant with her telling Heavenly Father that I could wait another year before He sent another one to our home. I felt so overwhelmed with 2 and it was getting easy as Brooke approached 3. I felt myself getting a little selfish and wanting "me" time. Heavenly Father didn't give us a 2nd chance and sent our Sadie. I also remember thinking after she was born, that if I knew she was going to be so sweet, I would have had her sooner. She has taught me more about enjoying my role as a mother, not that I didn't enjoy Jordan and Brooke, but with Sadie I didn't dread the middle of the night feedings, I actually looked forward to them. She was so shy and would cry if anyone talked to or tried to hold her. She never went to nursery by herself and wouldn't leave my side to even get snacks. Some days, she wouldn't even go to Gary. You would never know these things now because she has grown into a strong, outgoing, friendly young woman. I just really appreciate this spirit that Heavenly Father knew I needed in my life. She loves life. She sets an example to me by reading her scriptures and attending the temple. She treats everyone as children of our Heavenly Father and tries hard to please her parents, her coaches, her teachers, her YW leaders and her friends (I'm glad she has such great ones). Thank you Heavenly Father for knowing what was best for our family and loaning Sadie to us. And thank you Sadie for being who you are. I love you, Mom.