Time well spent: blogging about one very special gal!

I had two things to do last night. One - write a blog post. Two - write a letter to Deirdre's 1st grade class, explaining why she is so special to us. She was chosen as Student of the Week, and the letter is one of the special honors she receives. I think she also gets to sit in a pink chair while the letter is being read...which is no doubt WAY cooler than the letter itself!

But as I tackled the letter first, I decided to let it double as a blog post. It's not often that we have the chance to tell Deirdre (and the world!) just how much we love her and why. We were invited to include a little story about her, and share any other tidbits about what makes her one of God's children. This gal truly is one of a kind, and I hope we take the opportunity to declare our love for her in the written word more often! (Although our daily lunch notes count for something!)


Dear First Grade class -
Deirdre Gorman is a very special young lady. We were blessed with her arrival on October 8th, 2008, which means in just one short week, she will turn 7 years old. How fast that went, and what a beautiful, kind, considerate person she’s become. We are so proud to be her parents!

The day we brought Deirdre home from the hospital was unforgettable. She was two days old, and was just getting used to her name – Deirdre Colina Gorman. By now, you all know her name is pronounced Deer-drah, but in the hospital, we helped the nurses pronounce her name by saying, “Deer, as in Doe a deer”. We must have said that 30 times in the two days we were in the hospital. So as we left the hospital, with Deirdre in the car for the very first time, we pulled onto 495, the busiest road in our area, and what do we see but a deer bounding along the side of the road. There are never deer on the side of 495!!! We took that as one of the first signs from God that Deirdre was a special gift, and that he would be watching over her from that day forward, just as he’s watching over each one of you.
Deirdre has a wonderful laugh, and a smile that makes everyone else want to smile with her. She is a loving big sister, and treats her pug dog Darwin with extra special care. She builds really cool lego houses, enjoys doing crazy flips on the trampoline, and loves to make new friends. She is a leader – and leads by making sure everyone is included in the fun.
We love Deirdre very much, and are so happy that she is Student of the Week!
Have a great day!
Mr. and Mrs. Gorman


If you want to know more about how much of blessing (and miracle) Deirdre really is, you can read about my lupus pregnancies here, here, here and here! It will tell you all you need to know about my pregnancies, Cellcept, and more!


GG said…
Yes to everything!

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