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.

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FERRIGAN

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In a little house in Bellingham

that was tucked amongst the trees

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Lived a family of four and a million golf tees.

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This family of four made sure the books were read

they said their prayers

and went to bed.

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They smiled at the good

And frowned at the bad

And more often than not they were all very glad.

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They had so much fun, again and again

sometimes they'd grin

even over a bit of a sin

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the FOUR year old was Ferrigan.

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She was not afraid of slides

she loved summer, sun, and bike rides.

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To the neighborhood deer

Ferrigan said 'hey you, I'm over here!'

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And even when she was in a funk hole

She warmed our family's heart and soul.

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It wasn't that long ago

Although we wish the time would slow

The first time we got to say 'hello'.

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Little Ferrigan swaddled tight

Made everything in the world seem right.

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And soon after we brought her home

We knew never again would we be alone.

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We laughed

We cried

Every day our hearts were bursting with pride.

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Outside were birds, trees and sky

And so four years passed quickly by.

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One nice morning on August thirteen

It was time for a birthday fit for a queen.

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Or maybe a princess ... let's not be overly ambitious.

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'This little girl is FOUR'

Read a sign outside her door.

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Bounding in with balloons and more

So much love and giggles galore.

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So as this day comes to an end

And we wait for another to begin again

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This family of four makes sure the books are read

they say their prayers

and go to bed.

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But before we turn in for the night

We make sure to recite

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The last line of Ferrigan's favorite story

The one we have memorized in all of it's glory.

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'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.'

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Happy, Happy Birthday to our darling Ferrigan Christine.

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xo, Mama, Daddy, and Deacon

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