My Vanessa is 9 today! It's amazing to think that she once was a little girl. Where does the time go? It's very challenging to have a daughter, I can totally get my boys and why they do things and play the games they play. My daughter has kept me up at night, just watching her as she slept, praying that God would protect her and to encourage her as she needs it, and to allow me to be the best dad for her. She is such a blessing. I remember the summer's when I came home from work on a hot day and she would wait for me to come home and I could barely get out of the car and she would be hugging me. She just wants to be loved and cared for, and to hear that I love her. Now she can not only hear it, feel it and know it, she can read it, I love you Vanessa.