Wasn't it just yesterday that I was here to tell you of her arrival? I remember the details of her birth day with every bone in my body - like most Mama's do of their baby's births, I'm sure. The very moment I met her was so full of a sense of absolute knowing of her, at the same time as being just so surprised to see her here. I still feel that way about this little girl of mine - just as I did on her birth day four years ago.
I feel certain as though that was just yesterday.
And yet - time tells me otherwise. And more importantly, she tells me otherwise. Where "Three" was declared with a careful counting and shy showing of three fingers, "Four" is declared with a strong and clear voice. She is four.
She's a strong, sweet, feisty, funny and fabulous four, this one. She is at my side - or Papa's side - from morning till night - she is our handy helper and a constant conversationalist with a big spirit and an oh-so-tender heart. I am so honored to share my days with her.
Today...we are all so excited to celebrate all that she is! Her request was for "the playground, ice cream, broccoli soup, and a little bit of candy." And that's just how it will be...