Having a daughter

Mark Walter and I have been talking lately about how we never imagined this having daughter thing could be so wonderful. She is a light in our home and life, she bubbles up enthusiasm, silliness and wits. We just didn't expect this sort of surprise. Now, please don't get me wrong, the demands are also high. Girls have more emotions to tend to, and at an early age their fashion needs are to be met. Plus, they tend to have a mind of their own and know very well what they want. 

Our little girl has an incredibly nurturing nature, she's already talking about protecting her family! Don't mess around with her loved ones because she will get you. I will never forget when we moved to our apartment in Brooklyn and everything was new, new school, new friends and such. There was a particular boy in Mark Jacinto's school who was very mean to him. One afternoon, after picking him up from school, Dominika witnessed the boy being mean to her brother. She immediately took Mark Jacinto's hand, spoke loudly and clear to the mean boy to leave her brother alone, and took her brother to another place. She said: "Let's go Jacinto!" all the while giving a stern look to the mean boy. 

I don't know what the Lord's plans are for this princess of mine, but her fierce love for her family is shinning through already. We love our little girl, her little body disguises the incredible strength of your heart.

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Happy 3RD Birthday to our beloved daughter. We are very grateful with God for you.