I can't believe my little girl turns five today. Did I ever tell you just how amazing this girl is? She just really is a very special little girl and for those who have spent time with her will most likely tell you the same thing. She has endured so many things in her short little life some which have left scars and battle wounds but there also is so much joy and excitement for life that overshadows all the pain she has witnessed.
I will never forget a day about a year ago, when Gavin was in some sort of crisis at home. I remember the feeling of panic that was rushing through my body. I yelled for Madison who came into Gavin's room and asked that she help me hold down her brother so I could attend to most likely his central line that I think he may have pulled out. I remember looking over and watching her hold down her brother's arms and she just kept saying "shh shh shh," trying to calm her little brother down. That day I realized that this little girl was special. It pains me to know that that was only one of many times she was put into a situation that no child should have to deal with -- but it was are reality -- it is are reality.
Life I have said in past posts -- I firmly believe that God has had his hand on this little girl from the day she was born, holding her tight when Mommie and Daddy were fighting for Gavin's life, and shielding her heart and eyes from things that would make a grown man turn away. She is destined for great things -- I'm sure of that.
So to you my little girl -- my not nearly a toddler, not preschool anymore but still not yet a kid -- I love you with all my heart. I wake up every day and renewed by your zest for life. I pray that this is your year.
This is your year to find healing and peace -- your year to learn how to be a little girl.