I know this is going to be a hard post to write and I know I’m going to cry. Why you ask? Because I teared up tonight at dinner asking this girl if she’s enjoyed her birthday celebrations so far.
It’s true. This beautiful little Princess turns 6 this morning. We celebrated Tuesday night since she has Awanas on Wednesday. It took everything I had in me to keep my voice strong at dinner so that Damion wouldn’t make fun of me.
So hurry and buy stock in Kleenex because here we go…
This girl is my first. The one who taught me how to be a mom. She has put up with all the parenting experiments and new sisters being thrown into the mix with grace, most of the time. She’s the one that brought us together and made us forever a family, not just a couple. She’ll never know the power that comes with being the first child, but she tries to exert what power she does know daily.
Her sister is constantly telling her that she’s not the boss. I’m constantly telling her to get out of my kitchen and Damion is constantly telling her not to talk back to me. She’s sassy. But don’t get me wrong, she’s a lover. Most of all, I’m beaming with joy to tell you that she is becoming a Lover of God. She asked for a Bible for her 6th birthday which we will give her tomorrow.
When she turned five I was ok because technically she was still a preschooler. But now.. she’s 6. This is even harder than turning 30, harder than watching Princess Newbie grow into a toddler. Because now I am the mother to a school age kid. Because now she’s learning who Justin Bieber is. Because it’s only 10 more years before she can drive! Because now I’m watching her really grow… watching her learn addition… and reading…. watching her learn how to tell time so I can no longer tell them it’s bedtime and hour early….watching her learn to prepare simple foods… watching her watching me… watching her figure out the thing called boys… watching her grow.
I just pray that she grows to be amazing, loving, and awestruck by God.
Grow little one.. just slow down a bit! Happy Birthday and thanks for the quick labor six years ago.