THIS is our Zigga Zoe. She turned six today! Neither BJ or I can believe we have a six year old–it’s really unbelievable. I just wanted to take a little time to brag on her since it’s her birthday (parents don’t usually get to do that without everyone thinking they think their child is perfect so I’m going for it!).
I had always wanted to have a boy first because I never had an older brother and thought that would be cool. And yet when they said Zoe was a girl I KNEW that in my heart I really had wanted a girl all along, if that makes any sense at all. I think maybe I’d just never let myself go there. She has been and continues to be such a joy to us. She’s a very sweet hearted, kind natured little girl who loves to laugh, play, create, imagine and be social! She would be gone doing something from our house everyday if she had a mom who is as social as she is (Chris Cole!). She, of course, has some traits she has to fight against–perfectionism being the top one & an intense love for television–and I quote her–“Daddy, we need to get the collection of DVD’s that children really love.” Is that great or what?
She asked Jesus into her heart when she was 4 1/2–it was one of the most precious moments of my life. She promptly began praying for her brother and sister to do the same. She prayed for her Aunt Maimee’s broken heart hours before we knew that Aimee & Jay’s baby, Micaiah, had died. There are so many more things I could add, things I’ve written down and forgotten (feel free to add them to the comment section, Aimee or Mom!). She is beyond precious to us and we cannot imagine the temperature of our home without her!
Zoe Alison Jane, born August 6, 2002 6 lbs 1.9 oz., 18 inches long
I love this picture but I can’t take credit for it–Jay’s cousin took it.
There you go–thanks for loving her with me!