Monday, March 2, 2015

Six Years: 1/3 to Adultdhood!!!

It's hard to believe it was six years ago today that we rushed off to the hospital so excited to finally meet our first baby. Unfortunately, the first time they sent me home around lunch time. However, we went back and were finally admitted about eight o'clock that night. After being awake and in labor for over 24 hours you finally arrived into our world at 8:52 in the morning.

The thing that I will always remember was watching your daddy fall instantly in love with you. I think you had him wrapped around your finger at birth, girl. You've been his princess since day 1. You were such an easy baby and even from the beginning you've always just drawn people to you. You've always been such a beautiful little girl inside and out.

Watching you grow into your own little person these last six years has been the most amazing journey. You are such a kind hearted little girl. You're a great help around the house when you want to be. We couldn't have asked for a better big sister for your sister. Even though you excitedly reminded me that you'll be a teenager soon now that you're turning six, (you even counted down the years between six and thirteen for  me) I am looking forward to these years ahead but am in no hurry to rush through them. As you will be thirteen, sixteen, eighteen, and twenty one and all those other birthdays in between soon enough. I love it when you tell us you don't want to grow up and you never want to leave mommy and daddy.

The more you grow and discover the world around you, the more we get to glimpse the person you are becoming. Even though there are so many exciting things left for you to discover as  you gain more and more independence and create your own path, I hope you know you and your sister are our heart and always will be, little girl. One minute I look at you and all I see is what a big girl you've become. You are so independent. You're starting to read. You're a whiz with math. People are drawn to you like a moth to a flame because I can't even begin to describe this amazing personality that you have. Whether it's kids or adults you just charm them. They fall in love with you and your joy for living life. But sometimes I look at you and I still see the baby you were. As much you're independent and capable of so much you'll sometimes still want to just come sit on my lap or snuggle with me at night. I love that you're growing up and becoming your own person but sometimes I miss the baby you were.

I realized with your sixth birthday we're a third of the way through this raising you to adulthood thing. Just as we've experienced so many firsts these past six years I know there are so many more exciting and maybe not so exciting firsts to come. For these first six years you didn't really pick up on that we don't always know what were doing. However, as we move towards the next twelve and you've discovered this thing called a mind and voice of your own I'm sure you'll be letting us know when we're not doing it "right". One of the things I've noticed as you've started school is you've become very aware of the "right" and "correct" way to do things. You love to "parent" us, reminding me to clean the lent thing in the dryer, that I don't clean dishes very well because you hear daddy complain of that, when I "lied" which is anytime I'm wrong (have to work on understanding mommy being wrong doesn't make mommy a liar), when I'm too distracted and need to refocus. You are already so mindful of other people and doing the right things.

I have all the confidence in the world that you are going to do great and wonderful things, little lady. We are so blessed to be on this ride with you.   I hope you always remember to dance, our girl!

             Other posts written to the girls:

A Mother's Wish: I Hope you Always Dance

On the Eve of Kindergarten

My Sugar and My Spice

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  1. What a sweet sentiment. They always seem to grow up too fast.
    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!

  2. Hi Angela,

    What a beautiful reflection on your "Little Lady's" first six years of life. I hope when she is older she gets a chance to read what you wrote as I'm sure it will mean so very much to the both of you.

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the years between six and 13 FLY BY WAY TOO FAST! Try, as hard as you can, to be in the here and now as often as possible! I know from experience how easy it is to forget to do that with the crazy, hectic life a Mom leads.

    Wishing your beautiful daughter a Happy Belated Birthday!

    Thanks for linking up at Party Under the Big Top!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
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