Monday, March 31, 2014

Good-bye 8 - Hello 9

Tomorrow we say good-bye to an eight year old and hello to a 9 year old.  This will be the third birthday we have celebrated together.  The first one was only weeks after we became a family.  Last year was everything a kids birthday should be complete with friends and lots of excitement.  Tomorrow will be a family celebration and on the weekend a celebration with aunts, uncles and grandmas. 

I can’t believe we are at this point again.  How did another year slip into the history books?  How did shirts get too small, pants get too short and a little girl start to transform into a “big” girl?  It just goes so quickly. 

Year 8 has been filed with milestones:

  • Completion of first grade
  • Start of second grade
  • Road trips to Branson, MO and the Black Hills of South Dakota
  • No more training wheels on her bike
  • Said good-bye to her goods friends when they moved to Florida
  • Got a US passport
  • Received Outstanding Student in Math and Handwriting at the end of first grade
  • First Brewer’s baseball game
  • Experienced the loss of a very loved pet – RIP Abby
  • Made many new friends at our new church
  • Learned to ice skate

It has been a busy year.  I can’t believe how quickly time passes. 

As we say good-bye to 8 and hello to 9 my prayer is that God will continue to grow her into a godly young women that will serve Him faithful and that as her parents, we will faithfully teach and model what being a Christ-follower is on a day-to-day basis.