I told her about not knowing whether or not she was a boy or a girl and how excited I was when she was born and she was a girl. I had thought all along we were having another boy but very thrilled to have a girl. I reminded her of where we got her name, Riley Cecelia, and how special it made her. She is such a sweet little girl. She is becoming very independent and very responsible. She is a Daddy's girl but loves being with me, too.
She came 16 months after John Adams. At the time, I had no idea how I was going to take care of 2 'babies'. I was totally overwhelmed. The first year is a blur but we got through, quite well, I might add. The thing is,I can't imagine life without Riley. God has a way of reminding us that He can do it when we can't and He knows what is best for us. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Father for this most precious gift You have given us in Riley.