5 years??? Really???
Yep, today is a big day. The day we celebrate that my darling daughter has been in the world for FIVE years!
Apparently, it’s a big birthday; everyone has been sending her cards with $5 in it. 🙂
As for me, I always make big deals out of birthdays. In my humble opinion, it’s the one day of the year that really is all about “you”. I try to make it as special as I can for each child. One of the more fun traditions we’ve already established is hanging paper streamers in their doorway the night before. That way, when they wake up & open their door, they walk through streamers. Cheap, and fun. 🙂 This year Rachel asked a day or two before, “so… I’m going to have streamers in my door, right?”.
I can’t even begin to express how much I love my little girl. She is my firstborn, and my only girl. The combination is something powerful. I see in her so much of me. Not just the blonde hair and freckles, but a lot of the same personality too. My prayer for her is that she would continue to grow and love Jesus; that she would never doubt our love for her, but most importantly that she would never doubt God’s love for her.
This will be a big year for us. We’re taking a departure from homeschooling to put her in a private Christian school for a year. I’m having a hard time with that as the weeks of summer fly by. I have never been apart from her for repeated stretches of time like that…
It seems that turning 5 is a gateway into being a “big kid”.
I can’t help but be a little sad about that, even though at the same time I’m excited about what the future holds for her.