Umm, how did that happen?
Today is Rachel’s 4th birthday. I know to the people who have much older children that 4 is not a big deal. But to me, it is.
Four. It just seems big! When she turned 2 she was still a “baby”. When she turned 3, same thing. Still had that little toddler look to her. On her 4th birthday I’m starting to see a little girl. One who is growing up in to a big girl, who will be a teenager, and then a young woman.
It’s a lot to see all at once.
I lovelovelove her to pieces. She’s funny, caring, smart, pretty, opinionated, tempestuous, forgiving, helpful… I just love her.
I asked her the other day if she could stay small for me. She responded, “no, mom, I have to get bigger. That’s what I’m supposed to do”. Yep. But I still wish I could hold on to her longer the way she is.
Happy Birthday to my only girl, Rachel.