July 13, 2007

Four your birthday

It seems as if I've known you my whole life. That you've always been here. Smiling with your head cocked to one side, telling me a silly story that always ends with your big beautiful eyes popping into saucers just to emphasize your point. That there's always been a little blonde pixie in our home to sing and dance for us. I guess it feels like that, because, like your sisters, you were always in God's plan for our family, and so you fit as if you've always been around.

But you've only been a part of our lives for four years.

Looking back, I think that God sent you to help us smile. You came right smack dab in the middle of a difficult period of our lives. But the happy little baby, and the giggly little girl that you became, was a physical reminder of God's deep abiding love for us, and made clear that ALL things truly do indeed work together for good. Very, very good.

You are a performer to the core! Recently, your Sunday school teachers put up a list in your class of all the things that you and your friends wanted to be when you grow up. You were the only Rock Star in a group of mostly Princesses and Spidermen. And you informed us that when you are a Rock Star you will be singing on the stage with your daddy. It would please me to no end to see you up there with your hero. (we just need to help you understand the slight difference between a Rock Star and what your daddy does ... but we'll get there some day.)

This summer our church held a special VBS just for kids your age. It was called SBO jr. and you loved it. It was also the first time you would get to perform on the stage on Sunday with the other kids. True to your nature, you woke up every morning that week, and said "Mom, Is TODAY the day I get to sing on the stage?!?" I haven't the foggiest notion of where you get such performance tendencies. ;-)

You are a diva through and through. You have 4x as many purses and sunglasses as your mother, and you prefer your wedge sandals over any other shoes. Not to mention, you go around singing a little tune that I think you made up that says "I like Fa-shion!"

You are smart, loving and sweet. You are kind to your little sister (most of the time), and you're pretty sure that your older sister is the coolest kid in the world. But I've got a secret for you, I think she's got a bit of competition in that department from you.

Happy Birthday baby! Thanks for all the smiles, hugs and laughter. You help make our family complete!