Maddie turns 10!

10 years ago today, at 4:14 early in the morning, a very special pink bundle arrived in our lives.


Maddie had decided to come about a week early, but I had seen her Mommy just a couple of day before and said to Barry, “This baby is imminent!”

So it was a Friday night. We had just headed to bed. We got “the call.” We got dressed with hundreds of butterflies stirring in our hearts. We headed the 20 minutes or so to the hospital. We settled in for a long Spring night that didn’t turn out so long.

Maddie arrived within 3 hours. And she was a cuddle-bunny from the first moment.

Grandma & Grandpa with our little cuddle-bunny!

10 years. 10 years. I almost can’t believe it!

These 10 years have brought us the most precious gift… a beautiful, charming, adventurous, joyous, brilliant little girl. A girl who loves to read and write, dance and swim, sing and draw, create and share. Maddie is nimble and quick, thoughtful and reflective, kind and caring.

Maddie at 5 years!

Maddie is still that little pink-wrapped cuddle-bunny… but now her reach is the world. She is destined to do great things with her heart and her mind.  She is that special.

I love you, Maddie… forever and ever and ever! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Maddie wishing on 10 candles on the first of her many 10-year cakes!

LOVE, Grandma

Maddie turns 10! was last modified: April 28th, 2011 by Sharon Couto
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  1. Thank you for the beautiful message grandma. I love you so much. You always make me feel so special and loved. Thanks again love you.

  2. What a beautiful little girl! I hope this special Birthday for Maddie was filled with everything that made her heart smile. And of course, lots of HUGS!

Maddie turns 10! was last modified: April 28th, 2011 by Sharon Couto