Today, I'm thankful to be the mom of an 8 year old. I can't express to you the miracle is she is, though I can say that before she was born, we thought that we would have a large family, but God has a different understanding of family than we did. He has blessed us with more than we could have imagined. I am thankful that though I still struggle some days with the why, I still appreciate what we have. And part of what we have is a beautiful, smart, independent, friendly, young lady who is sharing our lives with us. Happy birthday, Hannah!