Someone in our home had a birthday last week...and turned SEVEN!
I still can't believe that it could be possible. Wasn't she just a baby? Toddler? Preschooler? Now there are just a few more years of childhood left, and believe me I'll be squeezing every last bit of enjoyment out of it. I will, of course, enjoy her when she's a teenager and then grown, but childhood is so, so precious. I want to be with her every minute and just watch her unfold. So far it's been an amazing journey. To watch her grow from a needy, sweet little infant, to a jovial, very cute toddler. Then to a talkative, curious preschooler and to now: a real, bonafide kid. Kind, considerate of others, sweet in every way, loving, imaginative, understanding, respectful, and above all, my most favorite little girl. I can honestly say that I really enjoy her company. That, my friends, is a wonderful thing. We've gone from the nurturer/child relationship to friends (with, of course, those moments where she still needs her mommy - and I treasure those dearly).
The seven-year-change, talked about in Steiner methods, is so apparent to me now. It's amazing how quick and overnight the change happened. But it's here. She is truly more conscious of the world and her place in it. I have loved watching this change. She is turning into such a sweet, beautiful little lady. I am honored to be her Mama and her friend. Happy Birthday, sweet daughter!
:: Added a butterly to her birthday crown, this year. She is definitely growing wings and they are very beautiful. ::