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Eight is Great!

September3

Eight. It’s not quite 10 and is a ways off from 12, but still, it’s 8! Eight years since I held this baby girl in my arms. Since I could supply her every need and hold her safely in the crook of my arm. She’s growing up and she’s amazing. The tiny little bud I thought might not bloom in the shadow of her older sister. But blossom she has. And she supplies her own sunshine. She always has.

She has the most compassionate and loving heart, always thinking of others and concerned for those who are hurting. And my girl loves to cook! I’m not sure where she gets that from, it isn’t me, but I encourage her just the same. Recently I was asking the girls if they would let me live with them when I’m an old woman. And my almost 8 year old said, “No, but I’ll cook all your meals.” I had to laugh. I know I’ll be well-fed and well cared for.

She is my monkey and my mermaid…she loves to be silly and to swim and to play and create. If she gets it into her mind to try something new, she takes it upon herself to find out how and then she does it!  She is a self-starter and a go-getter.

Even though she’s growing up, she still doesn’t like it if I leave for too long and sleeps right next to me every night. And I don’t mind it one bit, because I know that baby bird is going to fly my nest far too soon.  So I snuggle her close and try my best to savor each moment of her childhood.  After all, it’s fleeting. It seems like it was only yesterday I brought her home and now she’s 8! Happy Birthday M.J.  Mama loves your sweet heart. ♥

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