You could hardly contain yourself tonight at bedtime knowing that you would turn six tomorrow. I remember when Lily turned six and she seemed so old to me. Somehow you still seem like my little girl. Probably because there is such an innocent joy about you that I pray you never grow out of.
You love people. You love music. You love laughing. You love your friends and your school. And you love your family. You just love life.
I think the sixth year of life will bring a lot of firsts. First lost tooth. First bike ride without training wheels (although you really can do that already if you would just go for it). First year of school where you will be there every day.
You are an amazing girl. The true middle child who goes with the flow and gets along with everyone. You can talk the ear off anyone who will listen to you about any topic that you find interesting. I am not sure where that comes from…..
You and your sister love all things girly. Jewelry, nail polish, twirly dresses, mom’s high heeled shoes. You can be the best of friends or…..well not the best of friends. But the nice thing about being the middle child is you quickly switch over to being best buddies with your little brother who believes the sun rises and sets with his big sisters.
Of course it isn’t all roses and rainbows. You are sometimes a little too fluent in the language of whine. And I am pretty sure, dear middle child of mine, that you have masterfully figured out how to work the system so that the blame shifts to the oldest or the youngest while you get off scott free. But I am onto you. Well kind of.
It is a joy and delight for your daddy and I to be your parents. In all honesty sometimes you may get a little lost in the shuffle, but you never seem to mind. You are always there with a smile on your face. Thanks for teaching us what true joy is. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for you!