Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Happy Birthday to my first little love, the little one who first made us Mama and Daddy. Miss Madison, I could say 'where did the last seven years go?', but I know the answer. They have passed by, one day at a time. We have slowly, at times, and so quickly in others, watched you turn into a beautiful little seven year old. Your kind heart and helpful hands amaze us. You have been 'big sis' three times now in your short seven years and have done it so well every time. Many times I have thought that I have not given you what you needed as I have given so much to those babes. Yet at the same time I look at you and think about who you are and how that has been molded in those years of hard days at home. You are quick to help, respond to a need without being asked, are so patient to those who don't do things quite as well as you, and love others without condition. We have spent many of your 2,555 days rubbing shoulders during the day as I have asked you to meet a need way more often than you have asked for yours to be met. As you have celebrated your 7 years, I have realized that you and I need to take some time this year remembering how to find a little joy that is just you and me. Not because you asked, or because you really feel like you need it, but because I'll sure be missing out if I let a year go by without it. Here's to being seven sweet little lady. You are a delight.
Monday, November 23, 2015
So... sometime here I will fill in the blanks between summer and winter, but for now these will do. First time out in the snow for our little Lyla. There were a few tears, but I decided that there was enough fun to make all that bundling up worth it.