S: Her 1st Decade: Rachel Marie Long
1: 8 weeks pregnant | 38 weeks pregnant | From start to finish!
3: It's a Girl!!!
5: Lil' Bundle
6: Rachel Marie Long | Nov. 29th 2000 | 6:12 p.m. | 7 lbs. 13 oz. 21 in.
8: "A precious baby has come from above to live in our hearts and fill them with love." | 1 Month
9: 2 Months
10: 3 MONTHS
12: "You'll wake up on Easter morning, And you'll know that he was there, When you find those chocolate bunnies, That he's hiding everywhere" ~ Gene Autry
13: Rachel Marie Long
14: 6 Months
15: 7 Months
16: 8 Months Took my first step on 08/19/01 to Granddaddy
17: 9 | Months
18: 10 months
19: Almost a year!
20: 1 MONTH | 2 MONTHS | 3 MONTHS | 4 MONTHS | 5 MONTHS | 6 MONTHS | 7 MONTHS | 8 MONTHS | 9 MONTHS | 10 MONTHS | 11 MONTHS | 12 MONTHS
21: Now | I | am | one!
26: 7 | 7
32: 2K - Hampton First Baptist 3K - Hampton First Baptist Pre-K - Hampton First Baptist Kindergarten - Jonesboro First Baptist 1st - 4th Grade - Willis Road Elementary School
33: This was a party to remember! Friends, cake, games and lets not forget the best part, lots and lots of presents!
34: My Birthday Outfit
35: Cut the Cake!
36: May this year be your best ever!
37: I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.
39: Cut the Cake! | I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise.
40: Best day ever: 11/29/09 @ DISNEY WORLD!
41: I'm a Decade!
42: You're I nvi t ed
44: Fright Night
45: Me at Christmas Time
46: Me and the Bunny!
48: Just Precious!
50: Angels do exist..... Our Angel.
52: Mommy's favorite pictures
53: Our Beautiful Girl
54: The Great Outdoors
56: R | L | M
57: Game on!
58: At Nana's
59: On the River
60: Our Disney Princess
62: Our love will forever surround you!
66: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
67: MAKING MEMORIES
68: MAKING MEMORIES
69: MAKING MEMORIES
70: My Family | The Longs
71: Enjoying being together! | We are stuck together like glue.
72: Daddy's Girl
73: Mommy's Girl
76: Me & my | Brothers
88: To my beautiful Daughter, Rachel, You are my 'Lovebug", "RayRay", "Baby Girl" and "Punkin" but most of all you are my heart. Never could I have imagined the joy that you would bring to my life. I cannot put into words how blessed and honored I am to be your Mother. You have taught me so many things about life during these last ten years when it was supposed to be me teaching you. I am so proud of the young lady that you are becoming. You are sweet, beautiful, loving, intelligent and so full of life. Your personality is over flowing and you definitely know what you want. I hope that you will always strive to achieve whatever your heart desires. My Memmie always said, "The world is out there for the taking but not for free. Through hard work everything is there to earn." You are an "old soul" and are here for a purpose. Never lose sight of who you are, who you want to become and the footprint that you want to leave behind. You will be remembered for many things because you are bound for greatness. But with greatness, you must always remember the journey that took you there and the people who molded you along the way. I always tell you that I am with you always. I will never leave your side even in the darkest of times. I will be there for the highlights and the lowlights. As I have told you, I will catch you, push you and pull you all along the way. Remember to always grow from the good and the bad experiences and know that failure is not the end but a learning process that you will benefit from the most. Never take the easy road as you are learning early. When you have a child of your own, I hope that you treasure the blessing that God will have given you as I have. You are a "ray" of sunshine on all who know you. Forever shine my baby! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! Mommy
90: To my Baby Girl, It is so hard to believe that you are already ten years old; time has flown by so quickly. It seems like only yesterday that I was holding you singing "You are my sunshine". Of course my most favorite thing of all was and always will be snuggling with you at nap time. Why do you think we have soooooo many pictures of us doing just that! There was nothing I enjoyed more than sitting back with you asleep in my arms or lying in the bed with you tucked up under my arm. Always remember that you have something that no one else has nor can take away from you. You are "Daddy's Baby Girl" and my first born. You hold a special place in my heart that no one could ever match. Words can't express how much I love you. I would give my life to keep you safe and happy. I am so proud of the young lady that you are becoming. You are so smart and so loving. It amazes me to see the potential that you have in life. You have the ability to be anything you want to be; just make it happen. The first ten years were gone in a blink of an eye and next ten or more will too. Always remember that nothing can change how much I love you, my Baby Girl. There are going to be good times and bad and I will always be there. During the bad, lets agree to just hug and comfort and don't let our tempers rage. There's one last thing - no matter how old you get, when you need a safe, warm place or just a little rest.... There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting back with you asleep in my arms!! With all the LOVE there is to give, Daddy
92: Me, Nana & Poppop | My darling Rachel, I have enjoyed you so much. The older you get the closer we become. I enjoy ever chance to be with you. I really enjoy the summers and school breaks that you spend with me and Poppop. From horseback riding to kayaking, Nana will always be there for love and adventure. You will always be my baby girl and never forget how much we love you and how proud we are of you!!!! Nana
94: Me & Papa | dEAR rAHCEL | Dear Rachel, I am writing you this letter as you turn the big one zero! It won't be long until you are a teenager; God help us all. My wish for you is that you get everything you want in life. Always stay my loving, thoughtful, caring woochie pie! I wish for you a healthy life and receive all that God has in store for you. You will be successful as long as you keep God in your life. As my first Grandchild, there will always be a special place in my heart for you. Love, Papa
96: Dear Rachel, It is so hard to believe how fast you have grown. When you were born, Granddaddy and i felt so blessed. He would sit and hold you with the biggest smile, shaking his head calling you his "little Gal". As for me, WOW you have brought so much happiness and joy to my life. I am so proud of you. You have grown into a beautiful young lady. I know you are destined to achieve wonderful things in your lifetime. Always keep God in your heart and your family close; yes, even your brothers. You will we need them. Remember, always be happy, make good choices and stay my sweet Angel Baby! Always be willing to forgive. I love you with all of my heart, Mema
98: Granddaddy's Gal