Four years ago right now, I was in labor. Labor is a strange thing. You can’t practice for it. If you’ve never experienced it, you can’t really prepare for it. You’re exhausted, excited, terrified, mesmerized, joyous, and about a million other emotions all tied together. And then the truly amazing part happens, after all of that, there’s an overwhelming calm and sense of peace because the most beautiful being you could ever imagine seeing is placed into your arms – and she’s yours to love forever.
Within in an hour of getting to meet Lydia, September 2nd, 2009.
And now she’s turning 4. In just a few hours, I will be the mother of a 4-year old. It’s a beautiful thing – It means she’s a healthy little girl who is maturing and learning and growing every day. It also means I’ll never be the mommy of a 3-year old girl again. That part is a little sad, but still beautiful. Here’s how much she’s grown this year.