It’s hard to believe that it has been six years. It’s cliche, but it really does seem like it was just yesterday that I was checking into the hospital to have her. That day was filled with so much excitement and joy. Anxiousness and nervousness.
She decided to arrive three weeks before her due date. I’ll never forget how wide open her eyes were! She didn’t cry or seem afraid at all. It’s like she was ready to take on the world! To this day, she is a ball of energy. She has so many ideas and she wants to do them all! She’s a little butterfly flitting around from thing to thing. She has such a hard time making up her mind. She is stubborn, but sensitive and sweet all at once.
I love the folk rhyme “Monday’s Child.”Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.
Chandler was born on a Thursday, thus giving her the fortune that she “has far to go.” It seems very fitting. She will no doubt have many lessons to learn in her life, and given her stubbornness, probably the hard way, but I know she will live a life full of adventure and promise.
The Ugly Truth
I hate that I can’t remember everything about her when she was a baby and toddler. I’m starting to forget those little quirks she had and the little noises and sayings she would make. She is not as cuddly as she used to be. She definitely is more opinionated! I look back at photos and videos and she doesn’t seem like the same little person! It’s been making me sad, honestly.
However, I love that she is turning into a kid right before my eyes. I love that she is beginning to understand herself a little better and learning to be confident about her tiny, but already strong, convictions. I love that she has begun to understand God’s grace and mercy and hope that it leads to her salvation and sanctification.
It’s so bittersweet to watch your child grow. It’s heart wrenching to know that you are basically training them to leave you one day! But, it’s rewarding to see a life take shape. :)