Lily Kate Gibson will be 2 years old in 3 weeks and 2 days. I remember as a kid hearing the "old" people say how time flies, and I now understand! I waited 31 (long) years for God to bless me with her, and His timing was perfect. Why did I ever doubt Him???
Well, I am planning her party, which includes thinking of the perfect theme, finding the perfect plates and napkins, the perfect cake, and of course the perfect invitations. Lily Kate must have that "perfect" outfit, and I found a sweet sweet lady to make it for me. My super sweet brother is making some decorations for me, and one of Whitney's friends is painting for me. I know. I might be going a bit overboard, but I will never have these times with her again. Never again will she have a 2nd birthday party, so I want hers to be fun and special. Don't worry, the camera will be charged and ready!
As I am thinking and planning this party, I am also realizing that my baby, my first born, is growing up. No longer does she say "Me a bite" when she is hungry, or "choo choo" for 18 wheelers. She says blanket or night night now instead of "shee shee ba". We now sing E-I-E-I-O instead of "Yaya O". She is "Miss Independent" these days. She wants to do everything her way, and by herself. She wants to help with the laundry, she wants to help change Lucy's diaper, she wants to brush her own teeth, she wants to put the lid on the milk... you get the picture.
I get a bit irritated when she slows me down or wants to "help" when I really just want to do it myself. But it's then that I remember that she is a gift from God. She is His child. I pray for her today and for her future. I pray that she will be a Godly woman, loving Him first and foremost. I pray that she will be a genuinely sweet person, kind, and giving. I pray for her friends, and especially for her husband. Please dear Lord guide me and show me how You want me to raise her, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of her life.
This is my baby:
and this is my 1 year old baby:
and this is my 2 year old little girl, but always my baby!
Lily Kate Gibson, you are one loved little girl!