mia is 8 today. she was born on tax day, but it wasn't tax day in japan. the 15th was easter that year, everywhere. easter isn't celebrated in japan, but it was celebrated by us, a particularly happy and memorable easter that year, and three days later we got a phone call about a healthy, genki (happy) baby girl....did we want her? ummmm, YES! we had to think about it for approximately .0000001 nanoseconds. it was pure magic, an easter miracle, and it still is.
on friday we cut off her 12 inch ponytail of beautiful hair to donate to locks of love.
she had a bit of a panic when the ponytail came off. but i just love her new look, the way her hair frames her sweet face. and it's wonderful to be freed from the brushing and brushing and washing and washing.....painful for both her and i.