Fo {four}

Today you are four! Four... it does not seem possible that four years have passed since you joined our family. I told you I did not want you to have your birthday I wanted you to stay three. You are determined to grow up. Even your look is changing... you are starting to look more like a preschooler than a toddler. It makes my heart sad and happy all at the same time.

You bring so much joy and love to our family. It is wonderful you have those qualities because you also bring with you lots of drama. It is a great balance my dear.

I love how you are the welcoming committee in the nursery at church. You embrace any visitors or kids who are sad and make everyone feel welcome. I love that you randomly break out in song or quoting your bible verses from awanas or dance a little dance anywhere.

This past year has been so interesting seeing your personality develop. Even though you are spirited, independent, and stubborn you do not like change. You like to be comfortable and I have learned that I have to push you a bit to try new things. You usually end up loving whatever it is you are doing and you become a leader.

I am looking forward to all your 4 year old year brings my love. I know it will be an adventure.

I love you sassy molassy!


Kym said...

So sweetly said. She is a treasure!

Jenni S. said...

I can't believe she's 4! Oh my goodness -- it just can't be. She looks like such a little lady. Hope she had a great birthday, Kristen. She and Lily would totally be bff's if they ever met -- sounds like they're cut from the same cloth. :)

Simply Sara said...

what a little sweetheart. she completely reminds me of my 3 year old.
can't wait to see how they play together when we figure out a way to come see you guys ;)

happy birthday to the cutest 4 year old ever :D