I am finding myself somewhat irrationally emotional that tomorrow, June 28, 2013, my baby will be five years old. FIVE. Five years since life radically changed forever. It seems like a nano-second in the whole scheme of things, but at the same time it feels like an eternity has passed. What did we ever do without our girl?
In the days to come I am sure I will ruminate about her current likes and dislikes, height and weight, and various talents and shortcomings. But for now, on the eve of my awesome girl's special day, I just want to sit with her. And hug her. And whisper in her ear how happy I am that she's here and that I get to be her mom.
Happy Birthday, Norah. My love for you is beyond compare.
*In the interest of full disclosure, the photo that represents her fifth year was actually taken about a week and a half ago. All others are 100% accurate. Creative license (and hectic life) notwithstanding.