Most every woman I know has birthdays that they dread. Usually ones that end in an "0". But this time, my thoughts have not been on my own aging process, but rather that of my baby. I don't know why I am so emotional that Mia turns four today. She looks and acts the same today as she did yesterday, but it's just something about her turning four that makes me think the clock is going to start speeding up even faster. And on these days especially, I think of the woman on the other side of the world who may be emotional today as well, only for very different reasons. I pray that the Lord may comfort her and put peace in her heart to know that her baby is well cared for and loved by so many people. Loved greatly by so very many people.
Since I haven't yet figured out a way to stop the clock... or even a simple pause... I want to hold on to this time with her. I am so thankful that I am home with her full-time now to enjoy this precious time with her. They are only young once and these days go by so quickly. We're doing a very low-key celebration today, with the party happening this weekend. Her favorite bunnies, Max & Ruby, are coming to help her celebrate.
Happy Birthday, my little birthday girl!!! Oh, how I LOVE YOU!!!!!! I thank God every single day for blessing me with the privilege of being your Mommy.