Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My big 4 year old

I can't believe I have a 4 year old. Sometimes I look at Lucy and I hardly recognize her because she is so big. This was a big year for her. I look at pictures of her turning 3 and she looks like a baby. This year she blossomed into a beautiful little girl with a kind heart and a spunky attitude. 

Lucy's highlights from this year:

Revealing her own sense of style

Sharing her home, toys, family, and Christmas with an orphan

Becoming a gymnast

Rejoicing in a whole year of being a big sister

Being a princess

Discovering a love for the beach

Getting her ears pierced

Celebrating her 4th birthday at Monkey Joe's

Sometimes I think she has more personality than I know how to handle. The Lord has humbled me and taught me so much in the 4 short years I have been blessed to raise this girl. Every day I strive to discipline and instruct her for His glory, and every day I wonder how badly I'm screwing her up :) But every day I am filled with joy at the little moments with her, at the small glimpses of truly how beautiful she is becoming. My heart overflows with love, more than I ever thought it could.

Sweet Lucy Laine, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and greatly loved!

(It's just about impossible to get a picture of Lucy alone these days. Her little shadow is never far behind)

1 comment:

*claire* said...

She is such a sweet girl. :)