Where have these years gone?
In a blink of an eye, time has slipped through my grasp and I am finding that you are turning from baby girl to big girl.
And shaking our world in the process.
Not that that is a bad thing...
Watching you grow has been a blessing and your Daddy and I love you so very much.
This past year has been a year of firsts for you:
There's been school
(and all I hear, at least once a week, is "When can I be in gr. 1 so I can go everyday?")
("Mommy has dance started again yet? When can I dance again?")
There has been trips to water parks and hospitals.
Neither of which you were traumatized by.
For the record, you spent the time in recovery after having your adenoids out and tubes put in wanting to know if you could help the nurse check you out (and then you got to take mommy's blood pressure and help with blood sugar tests when I fainted)
You keep asking when you can go back.
Maybe you are going to be a doctor, or a nurse.
The compassion and care you lavish on those around you surprises me daily, and causes me to want to reach out even more.
At the hospital they gave you stickers (lots and lots of stickers) and you came home with more for your brothers than you did for you.
Stickers which you had thoughtfully chosen for each of them.
You are our spunky child.
Strong-willed and determined to have it your way.
I pray daily that those traits will, one day, be used for God.
That He may grab hold of your heart and that you will grab hold of Him with all your strong-willed determination.
Your laughter and joy at life are precious.
I pray that you wont lose that.
That as you go through this next year, that you will continue to bring smiles to those around you.
I am looking forward to this next year.
To see what adventures you will find,
what mischief you will make,
what buttons you will push,
and hearts you will melt.
Happy Birthday Alexandra!
We love you always and forever!
Daddy, Mommy, Anthony and Owen