This morning this beautiful little girl had a melt down. She is convinced that she has already been five, and in April she would like to turn 6. How do you explain something like that to a kid. Try as I might I was unable to convince her that 5 was a good year too, and she ended up crying on her bed for a full 5 minutes!
It's got me thinking...don't they all just grow to fast? It seems like I blinked and she became this beautiful little girl. And all to often I find myself looking at her and getting glimpses of who she'll be as a young woman. Why, just Sunday I found myself watching her from down the bench, and she looked so grown up that I couldn't help but be sad. Someday my sweet little "sister" will be a big grown up girl, dating boys, and marrying one of them, making great friends and going out to "just hang", and even having little girls all her own. I'm so grateful for the chance to be her mommy and share all of that with her...but please don't make me skip 5!