The daughter who made me a mommy turns nine years old tomorrow. She is getting ready to be a fourth grader. I remember fourth grade. I was in a new town, at a new school...starting a new life, just like Abigail.
She isn't a little girl anymore...even though I hate to admit it. I can see it in her face, I can hear it in her words...I notice it in the way tucks her hair behind her ear when she orders her food at a restaurant.
Even though she is becoming a little woman I can also see that she is just as unique and joyful since that first day nine years ago when she came into the world, welcomed with a thunderstorm (that knocked out all power in the hospital!)
I knew then what I know now...this is no ordinary girl.
And I still wonder at how much my life has changed because of her.
I realize that now...the love that He has poured into her genuine heart will be changing lives for the rest of her life.
It's a little cliche...but true....she is like sunshine.