I posted the following post five years ago, when Lucia turned four. Today, she turns nine! I have to admit, I was a little shocked that five years had gone by, and yet I remember putting together this post like it was yesterday!
Speaking of yesterday … Yesterday, at our parish picnic, I talked with a couple of women about Jeff Cavins’ Bible Timeline, and recalled that when I first went through it (with Jeff Cavins in person!), Lucia was a newborn baby, and I brought her with me to class each week! WOW! Nine years since I did the Timeline! I think I probably could use a refresher course!
Do you ever have those moments, when you can’t believe how much time has gone by? What surprises you the most about time?
Here’s the original post from five years ago:
Four years ago today, my third daughter entered this world at 9 pounds, 6 ounces, and almost 22 inches long! She was my biggest baby and also my hardest labor, because I was afraid … That forgetfulness of what it’s like never set in, because she’s only 15 months younger than her older sister. But she also proved to be my easiest baby. The Lord blessed her to be a good sleeper, sleeping through the night her first week at home. (Thank you, God!)
She’s always been really sweet!
So far, she’s the only one who’s broken any bones. She did this at 19 months, trying to climb out of her crib like her big sister … Sigh!
She’s a little sister to two, and a big sister to two. Smack dab in the middle of this family. Boy, is she a good sister—generous with her toys and other possessions; gentle with the babies; happy doing whatever anyone else wants to do, she just goes with the flow.
She is my sunshine …
… even in the snow and cold.
She has a tender heart and a great joy for life. Her enthusiasm for simple childhood pleasures—like swimming lessons, ballet, puppies and bike rides—is contagious.
She is unique! She is funny! She is smart! And I thank God she is mine!
Happy 4th Birthday, Sweetheart! I love you so much! ~Mom