How did you get to be so tall?
When did your chubby baby cheeks melt away?
Gone are the days of sweet baby talk. Now are the days of why? And how?
Where did the past five years go?
How did you get so “little girl growin’ into a little lady”?
When did you get so interested in fashion?
Where have the days of 3 or 4 outfit layering gone?
Where have the past five years flown to?
How did you get so good at making me laugh?
When did you start making up songs and belting them out to me while your little body moves to a made up rhythm?
Where did the days of momma being the sole entertainer go?
How did the past five years slip by so quickly?
Gone are the days of your needing me for EVERYTHING.
Now are the days of growing independence and a blooming of YOU!
I know where the past five years are.
They’re stored in my heart. I see them in my memories. I feel them in my arms, on my cheeks, in my very being.
I’m holding close to my heart the days I have left of you wanting to be held. The days when I hold you close to my heart and we dance slowly together around the house. I’m cherishing the early mornings when you climb in bed with me and snuggle up close. I’m making time to read more, play more, color more, have tea more. These days are fleeting and I don’t want to miss a single one! I’m trying to remember your sweet preciousness, because my beautiful daughter, these days are slipping through my fingers like grains of sand. I’m holding back tears as I think of how quickly your baby years have flown by, but I know there is just as much to look forward to in the years to come. You are my joy, my love, my light, my heart! I am so thankful for each day the Lord gives us together. May I never take a moment for granted!
Happy 5th Birthday, Baby Girl!