Today, four years ago, my little warrior princess fought with me to stay alive in our dangerous 29 hour labor/delivery. She is everything I wished for -- smart, stubborn, strong, girly but not prissy, independent but cuddly, social but not needy. I did not understand unconditional love until I met her.
I was excited for the old chapters, baby and toddler, but I don't miss them. They are fantastic memories I cherish but do not cling to. I am excited to be in this new chapter now: the nail polish, the ponies, the princesses, the dancing, the fairy tales, the sports, the 'first days of school' years, the endless questions.. and so much more I don't even know yet.
Happy 4th Birthday to my beautiful little girl!!!!