Saturday, January 14, 2012

Abigail Elise Harmon

A long long time ago, in a land that currently feels far far away, I was 13 years old.  And all I wanted in life was a baby sister.  I had plenty of opportunities for fun in our house that was filled with Lego's, and tractors, and stinky socks, and all the other stuff that accompanied my four brothers...but I longed for cute dresses, girl-talk, and pampering parties.  

On the eve of your birth, Mom & Tony packed their bags to go fetch you, our new baby sibling.  Just before leaving for the hospital, they asked if I wanted to go along.  I wasn't really sure what I was in for, but since I rarely enjoyed missing exciting events, I agreed.  Just hours into January 14th, I awoke to a baby screaming and a unanimous, and excited, chorus of, "It's a GIRL!!!!"  

I couldn't believe it.  It was you.  Finally!!!

And I couldn't have dreamed up a better sister. 

We started right away with our pampering parties...

And I always wanted our outfits to match.

Dad loved you so much, he made you a dollhouse bed.  I was a little jealous, but I got over it.

You were a sweet, caring, and easy-going little girl.  
 And you grew... 

And you grew...

And just when I thought you couldn't become any cuter, or any more beautiful, you did...

See what I mean?  :)

And now you've grown into a beautiful teenager!!!  You're beautiful on the outside and on the inside.  Thank you for being the thoughtful, easy-going, and selfless sister that you are.

 I'm so thankful that you are my sister.

I hope that you have a Happy, Happy Birthday!  
And I hope that this year is the start of many wonderful memories as a teenager. 
I love you!!!

Laramie (and Jamie loves you too! :)


  1. You have us all in tears!! :)
    Thank-you for the memories!
    We love & miss you!! Mom,(Abby & the rest of your family!!)

  2. Laramie

    That was a precious gift you gave to Abby. Thank you so much for sharing your heart.

    Crying with your mother who carried you both and praising Our Creator Who made us all,
    Lynn Ellison