You woke up this morning and the first thing you asked was if you were four already.
Yes, baby girl, you are four already.
Four short years and it feels like I love you in four million different ways. You are everything I hoped for and everything I never knew I needed in a daughter.
I love that you and I are so different–that you take after Daddy in so many ways. That you have his beautiful blue puppy dog eyes that I am powerless to resist. You get your way way too much with those!
I love that you held it together this week when our pet fish died and Jacob fell apart. I know that you were biting your lip to hold in the tears because you were so much more concerned about your brother than your own sadness. I adore this about you–that you always put others first. That you even suffered through two rides of Soarin’ at California Adventure before you told me how terrified you were of it. That when I asked why you went on it twice that you responded, “Because it’s your favorite ride, Mommy.” There is so much I can learn from you and your selfless heart.
You are beautiful inside and out. Sometimes I find myself watching you when you play and am just stunned by your beauty. In your big brother Jacob’s words, “Abby, you are astounding!” And you really are. Daddy’s going to have to invest in a rifle to scare off the boys when you’re in high school–they’re going to be knocking down our doors.
I could never fit into a simple blog post the ways I love you. It was instant and it is forever. Your truly are a gift from God, my sweet girl.