Friday, February 21, 2014

A letter to my daughter for her 4th birthday {Five Minute Friday}

It's Five Minute Friday!* Where a group of us join together for five minutes of writing without worrying about if it’s just right or not, hosted by the lovely Lisa-Jo.

Because, "...often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words."  -Lisa-Jo Baker

And I'm excited to jump back in again after my extended break (my previous Five Minute Friday post was last April!)

Today's Prompt: SMALL


Dear Sophia,

Your birthday is coming and you can’t wait but I wish that time could stand still. It’s flying by faster and faster and the rush of it can be overwhelming.

It seems like just yesterday that you were a tiny bundle I carried home with me. I was thrilled be cradling you as we exited those hospital lobby doors together, my prayers and dreams come true!  Even though bringing you home right away was much scarier than I realized it was sweeter than I could have ever imagined.

Today, the dimply curves of baby skin are slowly fading from your face and I wonder how it’s already been four years?

I love to watch the tiny fingers of your petite hand wrapped around a crayon, coloring a picture in your princess coloring book (and I find it adorable that you’re left handed like Daddy and big sister!).

Stay small sweet Sophia and climb into my lap, let’s read another story.

Because you've taught me it’s the smallest moments that make up the most beautiful memories and we have more pages to discover together.

I'm discovering the truth of what they say: some days do seem long but the years are much too short. So let the hours drag on and may time linger because I know I’ll blink and four more years will have passed. 

Stay small sweet Sophia and climb into my lap.




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