The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all
the other ages you’ve been.
Our lives have been forever changed because of you.
It began with a subtle announcement in September of 2017
Followed by an exciting sense of anticipation later in October as seen through a cake.
Then came the exuberance of the marking of a milestone,
the first Birthday…complete with a cake in February of 2019
And so today, with the blink of any eye and the whirl of time, we now find ourselves having
moved from life with a baby to life with a little girl…as seen through the festivities
of a 2nd-year-old birthday cake
And always with your trusty sidekick is by your side…
And whereas you will not remember these early days of cakes and festivities or
presents and toys…
nor will you remember the early days of our handholding, our sleepovers, our kisses,
our laughter, our tender embrace…
I do pray, however, that you will always be filled with both joy and wonderment
not to be contained by limits or disillusionment…
I pray that you will always know that when I am long gone,
my love will transcend both time and space.
And I pray that you will always remember that no matter what,
God will always hold you by the hand and He will never leave your side.
Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.