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Dear Finley,

4 years ago today, my whole world changed! I was so used to blue blankets, hot wheels cars and overalls. But you changed all that!
There has never been a more girly girl than you Miss Finny Mac!
From the very beginning, you were drama. Your daddy was the first one to notice that something just wasn’t right with your breathing. I think he was the first because he refused to put you down or even hand you to me! He was a princess hog!
They took you back to the nursery to check your vitals and he held your hand the whole time. Daddy was your biggest advocate that day! He just knew something was wrong and he wasn’t leaving until they fixed it.
You spent the first week of your life in the NICU because you had pneumonia and you needed to be on antibiotics. One of my very favorite pictures is the one of you and daddy.
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He would come up to the hospital after work and hold you for hours. God gave him a song for you and he would sing it to you every day.
Peace, peace, wonderful peace,

Coming down from the Father above!

Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray

In fathomless billows of love!

He would cry, sing, kiss you, cry some more and then hand you to me.
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Brooks was desperate to see you, so we washed him up, covered him in a gown and he came to see his sissy. There never was a prouder big brother! 20121113-085006.jpg

Annnnnd then they sent us home with you…..drama doesn’t even begin to cover it!
You could throw some of the biggest fits I’ve ever seen and then flash this pouty princess smile and somehow, your dad always falls for it! I’m so glad God only gave us 1 daughter because there is no way we could handle another one.
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You boss those boys around like nobody’s business! They love you and tolerate it.
You love your kitty Sarah and sleep with her every night.
You mother your baby dolls and have recently discovered the joy of the Barbie.
Putting on your lips is the first thing you do every morning and the gaudier the color, the better it is! Tammy Faye Baker has nothing on you!
Your fashion sense is nothing less than runway worthy and it’s always fun to see what outfits you come up with.

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You love to sing and it’s completely normal to walk into your room and hear you making up songs about whatever you see.
Izy is your best friend and you love it when she comes over to play! Y’all can tear up a room in record time!

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I’m incredibly thankful for your little princess self! You make us laugh daily and pray constantly. You won’t be dating until you are 35 and even then, one of your brothers will be going with you!

It’s hard to believe that our Finley McCrae is 4!

Happy Birthday princess. We love you so much!

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