2 years ago...

I looked down at this little 4 pound 14 ounce face and my life was changed forever.

It seems like forever ago and yet it seems like yesterday.  I try really hard, but I just can't remember life before her.

Every smile is bigger and every day is brighter because of her.

If we could bottle up the joy, happiness, compassion, and enthusiasm for life that this child possesses, the world would be a better place.

Sure, I lived a more carefree, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants sort of lifestyle before she was here, but think of all the bath times and story times and "mama hold you" times I would have missed.

She made me a mommy.  She made me realize just how amazing it is to see a piece of my heart literally walking around on 2 legs. 

She's definitely opinionated and the phrase "I can do it allllllllllllllllllll by myself" is uttered as often as she blinks {so it seems ;)}.  She knows what she likes and she knows what she doesn't like.  And you know what?  Good for her!

I pray she is not easily influenced by what the world views as right or necessary.  I hope she carries her strong will with her throughout life.  I pray that she is a strong leader among her friends, leading them in the path of Godliness and holiness.  And I pray she does all these things with humility and grace and a sense of humor.

I know she will not always want to sit in my "wap" or greet me with "so gwad to see us" {cue lump in throat}.  She won't have the little chip in her front baby tooth forever.  She won't have those dimpled knuckles that much longer.  She's already stopped saying "check up" for ketchup.

On one hand I could say, all these changes and she ONLY 2 years old.  On the other hand I could say, all these changes and she's ALREADY 2 years old.  I have a sneaky suspicion it will be like that forever.  

This little girl has only been on this earth for 2 years and it's been the best 2 years of my life.  I'm not sure what was fun before her.  What did I laugh about before she was here?  What did I spend the majority of my time thinking about?  I can't even remember.  I don't want to. 

She is brilliant and funny and beautiful and curious and generous and helpful.

All of those things and so much more.  

And she's ONLY 2 years old.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet post, Jennifer! I can't believe that sweet girl is 2 already. You guys are definitely blessed!!! See you soon :)