5 years

My baby girl is turning 5 in a few short hours. I am not prone to sappy Mama type posts since on some level I don’t do sappy, more like sassy. But as I get ready to celebrate 5 years of this beautiful girl’s life I realized while I love her and wouldn’t trade her for anything, she has tested me as a human.  But not all tests are bad in fact in many cases they can help us grow.

When I was pregnant with her I dreamed that she’d be a child similar in temperament to college boy, in other words laid back. In my mind I saw us doing sweet activities together, sharing hugs and kisses on the couch, creating projects and so on. Well, that’s not the kid I got, rarely is there a drama free day without one of us raising our voice or breaking down in tears, she taxes me to my very core and pretty much all the parenting advice I have ran across when it comes to my girl makes for great toilet paper. She marches to her own beat and in learning to parent the child I have rather than the one I wanted I am more secure now as an adult marching to my own beat.

Happy Birthday kidlet! Thank you for choosing me as your mother to guide you on planet earth!

  1. July 29, 2010
  2. July 30, 2010
  3. July 31, 2010