My sweet cousin, Mary Daniel Johnson, turns 11 today (She is the one with long blonde hair on the far right in the picture above). Mary Daniel was what I think of as my first baby cousin. This was the first birth of a family member that I was old enough to understand. I remember being so excited to know what name they had decided on for her, how sweet her mint green nursery was, and how graphic the home video from the delivery room (yes, I have warned you my family is open)! She is now known as "Mare" to all the cousins that came after her. I am so proud of the girl she has become. She is sensitive, thoughtful, and loving of God and her family. She is beautiful and girly, but can rough it hunting with her dad. It was a joy to be part of her first 11 years, and I can't wait to see how she continues to grow in the years to come!
Happy Birthday, Mare!
The other Mare