Nora requested strawberry cake, pizza, friends, and Kennedy movie theatre in that order. We fulfilled her wishes and surprised her with Grandma watching brother so she had us all to herself. She was delighted.

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My heart swelled with pride watching her excitement and gentle kindness with her friends. It’s difficult to believe that she’s my daughter at times and that I’m her mother. How did such a wondrous creature come from me? How strange and surprising this life can be.

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