In honor of this little one turning 7 on June 8th!!!
Elliot Joy // 2008
During my first year of teaching (2007-2008), I would sometimes go to Temple and help my sister out with her littles while her hubs was out of town. I would spend the night then wake up early the next morning and drive to work. This was one of those mornings.
Elliot is such a joy, much like her name suggests. She is our family's only girl, other than my mom and sisters, and she carries the princess title well. I was in the room when she was born and that memory was all I had to go on when I was in labor. She is all girl and crazy smart. (Like 5th grade reading level as a kindergartener smart!)
She and I have shared many cuddles and painting nail sessions. I absolutely love her and her spunky attitude and sweet spirit.
Just last week while we were in Salado, she was sitting on my lap and we were hugging. I said, "If I never have a girl, will you still be my girl?" She replied, "Even if you have a girl, I'll still be your girl."
And in true Elliot fashion, she added, "but I don't want to be the queen if you have a girl. I still want to be a princess."
Okay, miss thang. We can handle that.
You are adored, Elliot Joy.
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