It feels like it really could be four score and five years ago. I can't remember what life was like without her. And I feel like she's been with us forever. But she's only five.
and I think, seriously? We've lived all that 'life,' and it's only been five years?
Of course I remember the day she was born. It was a long long long day. It turned into a potential emergency c-section, but then bam! there she was! (well, not really bam.) and my life was changed forever.
My heart had no idea what it was in for.
and here we are, only five years later, with a PERSON on our hands. A person with thoughts, feelings, and words that are HERS. A girl with a huge heart and gift of empathy. who loves princesses, and dolls, and all things pink. A girl who looks an awful lot like her mommy at that age, but has a personality all her own. A girl who is dying to be Elpheba for Halloween. a girl who told her mommy, "it's okay mommy, you don't need makeup to look beautiful" and still loves her after forgetting her birthday cupcakes for her preschool class.
I had no idea I would love so deeply. I had no idea I COULD love so deeply.
Happy 5th birthday Lillian Grace. Your life has changed me forever, and I know it will change others forever too. I love you.