Oh our sweet, sweet, Farah ... today you are FOUR! .
As I sat at my computer ... I struggled to find words that adequately describe our darling girl. So I turned to her favorite book "Madeline" for some creative inspiration.
In a little house in Bellingham
that was tucked amongst the trees
Lived a family of four and a million golf tees.
This family of four made sure the books were read
they said their prayers
and went to bed.
They smiled at the good
And frowned at the bad
And more often than not they were all very glad.
They had so much fun, again and again
sometimes they'd grin
even over a bit of a sin
the FOUR year old was Ferrigan.
She was not afraid of slides
she loved summer, sun, and bike rides.
To the neighborhood deer
Ferrigan said 'hey you, I'm over here!'
And even when she was in a funk hole
She warmed our family's heart and soul.
It wasn't that long ago
Although we wish the time would slow
The first time we got to say 'hello'.
Little Ferrigan swaddled tight
Made everything in the world seem right.
And soon after we brought her home
We knew never again would we be alone.
Every day our hearts were bursting with pride.
Outside were birds, trees and sky
And so four years passed quickly by.
One nice morning on August thirteen
It was time for a birthday fit for a queen.
Or maybe a princess ... let's not be overly ambitious.
'This little girl is FOUR'
Read a sign outside her door.
Bounding in with balloons and more
So much love and giggles galore.
So as this day comes to an end
And we wait for another to begin again
This family of four makes sure the books are read
they say their prayers
and go to bed.
But before we turn in for the night
We make sure to recite
The last line of Ferrigan's favorite story
The one we have memorized in all of it's glory.
'Good night, little girls!
Thank the Lord you are well!
And now go to sleep, said Miss Clavel.
And she turned out the light,
And closed the door,
And that's all there is, there isn't any more.'
Happy, Happy Birthday to our darling Ferrigan Christine.
xo, Mama, Daddy, and Deacon