Meet Marianna! She is the 5th of 6 children in my family. Marianna has been my good friend ever since she was born - actually, even before birth - more like when we found out Mom was pregnant. I had a special attachment with Marianna from the very beginning. So many prayers were prayed on her behalf. I was probably more cautious and paranoid than my mom!
Marianna taught me what love really was, and what sacrifice really looked like. We have special songs that I'd sing to her when she was a baby, and so many precious memories together. I love her so much, and am so happy to see who she is growing to be. Welcome to the teens!
Marianna is generous, athletic, musical, an actress, a dancer, artistic, kind, loyal, and an amazing baker! She even made our wedding cake! Being a teenager is going to be great! Make wise choices, choose good friends, serve where God has you, and invest in your family.
I LOVE YOU, MARIANNA!
These photos were taken in [at least] 95 degrees and at 3000% humidity. :) The sun was really bright, so we'd wait for shade - and then sweat so much that we didn't care about the bright sun because we were ready to go back inside! We had a blast!