This week I am starting to realize just how fast you are growing up. I realize this year is full of milestones that I am not ready for but also anxious to watch you reach. Sammie you are growing into a beautiful, smart young lady who will be heading off to middle school (sniff sniff). Bekah you are starting to lose those baby teeth and your childlike appearance and looking more like a young lady every day. And my baby Gracie, you finally start kindergarten, you should still be snuggled in my arms. None of this seems possible, you all are still too young in my eyes to be growing this fast. But I can't help but be proud of who each of you are becoming.
I know things haven't always been perfect around our house, we have certainly weathered our fair share of storms the last few years. Without you three I don't know where I would be, there were definitely days when I would have crumbled to pieces if I hadn't had to keep it together for you all. And then there have been days when I did crumble to pieces, but then we came together as a family to figure out how to work better as a team. It is hard to look to the future without glancing back at the past and realizing how far we have come. I can't wait to see what wonderful young ladies you turn into, yet I wish I could hold onto the sweet little girls you are.
I hope more than anything, that you will always know how much I love you and how truly proud I am of each of you.
Love you to Pluto and back (and more),