My baby girl turns FOUR today, you guys!
Nevermind how much I’ve cried it about.
Last night, as I was tucking her in on her last night as a three-year-old, she sensed the lump in my throat and saw the tears fill my eyes as I went on and on about how much I loved being her mama and how the last four years have been the very best years of my life. So she asked me “Mom, what are you crying for? What’s wrong with you!?”
I replied with a shaky voice “You’re just growing up so fast! And you won’t be little forever and…it’s tough to explain, because I’m also super happy that you’re turning four!”
And somehow, she knew just what to say. She assured me “But remember? I will ALWAYS be your baby! Remember, I told you that…?”
Then I cried some more. And wondered how on earth she got to be such a sweetheart.
Minutes later, she insisted that I take her picture while she mocked my sad face.
Happy Birthday, girlfriend.