By K.J. Cardinal
26,280 hours. That's how long we've been fortunate enough to have Anna in our lives. Our baby girl turns three today.
The last three years have been the craziest, most hectic time in my life and I wouldn't change a thing. Watching Anna grow and being able to have a direct influence on her every move (good and bad) has been such a challenging and rewarding privilege.
She is turning into quite the little girl who always keeps us on our toes and that's probably what I love the most about her. You never know what she's going to do or say and she's a ball of energy and passion.
Her "passion" can sometimes come through in feisty ways, but when it comes to that, the good outweighs the bad by a long shot. I've always lived my life passionately and the fact that at three years old Anna is passionate really makes me proud.
She is funny and playful. She is tough and determined. She is independent and carefree. She is loving and caring. She is smart and beautiful. She is a good sister and a fun cousin.
She is so much more than I ever thought my daughter would be and I can't believe that she's already three years old. I really wish I could bottle her up at this age and just never have her grow older. Obviously that can't happen, but it just shows how much I love my little three-year-old.
Happy Birthday Anna! We love you more than you will ever know.