Four.Years.Old. How is it even possible that it’s been four years since you arrived with that full head of dark hair after a scary, surprise midnight c-section? It feels like it went by in the blink of an eye. I’ve got the photos and videos to prove you were this little, it’s just so hard now to imagine it! In your four short years, you’ve taught me so much and given me so many gifts for which I’m so very grateful. We’ve seen you blossom from a very sensitive, colic-y newborn into a beautiful, hilarious, loving, articulate, faith-filled little lady. I look forward to each new day with you to see what amazing things you’ll say and do that make me feel so proud to be your Mommy!
Currently, I’m in awe (and a bit terrified all the same) at your fearlessness on your brand new “big girl” bike & the sheer joy I saw and heard in you as you pedaled away faster and faster. It was as if those brand new wheels gave you a new level of freedom in the world as you sailed past me and I had to run to keep up. How my heart tugs at the thought of your growing independence and knowing it’s just the first of many such steps. Always know how much I love you, sweet birthday girl. Love, Mommy