Thursday, February 25, 2010

Celebrating Caroline

Some days time seems to fly and others, it just stands still. As I think back to the day Caroline was born, it seems so much longer than 6 years ago. It seems like she has always been a part of our lives and I just can't imagine what would have happened if God would have listened to our timing of waiting for another year or two before having her.

Caroline is pure joy--I can't think of her without a smile coming to my face. To describe her, I would say she is passionate and caring. She loves with her whole heart and doesn't hold back when she's feeling something. That makes for a bit of drama, but I never doubt her honesty in how she feels.

Caroline curls up in your lap or around your shoulders on the sofa, just like a baby kitten. She is not afraid to grab my hand--just because--or look over at me in the middle of something to say, "Mommy, I wuv you." She walks around the house on her tip toes and spins in ballerina twirls everywhere she goes. She doesn't like to get "schweaty" and would eat macaroni and cheese for every meal, if we let her. Her heart is generous and she would give every last cent she had if someone asked her for it.

I don't know what kind of job Caroline will grow up to do, but I do know it will be something relational. When she was learning her letters, she would recognize the ones like "H" for Hope or "B" for Bubba--always had a relational context to it. She is a whiz at math, so she might be an interesting contrast.

So, as I celebrate Caroline's 6th birthday today, I am also celebrating her presence in my life right now and the many people she will bless as she grows up. She is a light and so very precious to all who know her.

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