My Baby is Five

“Is this the little girl I carried,
Is this the little boy at play?
I don’t remember growing older,
When did they?
When did she get to be a beauty,
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn’t it yesterday when they were small?
Sunrise, sunset (x2),
Swiftly flow the days.
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as we gaze.”
Sunrise, Sunset – – – Fiddler on the Roof

My little one turns five today and I keep having the words of that song run through my head.

Yep, my baby turns five today.  The time school starts today is almost exactly when she came into this world in 2007 and changed our lives (again) forever. I never thought I would be so mushy, but I get sad when I look at how tall she has gotten or hear her working to pronounce the “th” sound so she can sound grown.

She has her own style and a strong will to match her strong mind.   I look at her and the words that cross my mind are delightful, fun, vivacious, joyful.  She wants to be a veterinarian and I can see it; she loves animals so very much.

I hear people say that “each age just gets more fun”.  This may be true but I sadden when I think that one day she’ll stop playing dress-up and she’ll want her clothes to match.  One day she will stop having conversations with her stuffed animals and stop reading to her “many friends”.  One day she won’t ask if she can “please go rake the leaves”.

I like my little five year old and like who she is becoming.  I just wish she would slow down and stop “becoming” so quickly!!

“Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as we gaze.”
SIGH
 

Happy Birthday, KB! I love you!

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3 Responses to My Baby is Five

  1. Julia says:

    Awwe, I love this post. Has it really been five years? What a character you have raised! It is a joy seeing her grow and it will be interesting where her path will lead her in lifes journey!

  2. Anna says:

    Beautiful.

  3. Debbie says:

    So sweet and dear! Hope she had a wonderful birthday and that you enjoyed the joy of the day as well!

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