Time is such a crazy thing to me. It seems like days can take forever to get done when we are working or at school but then once you get to the end of a month you look back and wonder where the days went. The end of December rolls around and you find yourself looking back over the previous year and reflecting on how fast it went by and where it went. Today is an emotional day for me and probably not for the reason most would think. You see I too remember where I was on 9/11/01 when those towers fell and the thousands of lives that were lost in NYC, PA, and at the Pentagon. I’ll never forget that day and my prayers are with those who continue to grieve the lost loved ones. No, I look back to 9/11/09 when the sassiest, smartest, sweetest, and most soft-hearted little ball of energy was born. She is my mini me and my partner in crime. She turns 8 today….EIGHT! How is that possible. Today we said good-bye to car seats and princess sheets. That was the last of our “baby/child” gear left. That chapter in our lives is now closed. She now wants grown up bedding and new clothes/boots and of course some toys too. It’s sad, yes, but also I know that God has such great plans for this beautiful little girl. (Yes she is only eight and so still a little girl!) She loves Him so so much and I know He loves her more than her daddy and I ever could. That gives me peace and comfort on today when I want to be sad to close that chapter. Instead I choose to be grateful for the memories past and excited for the ones to come. Happy Birthday our sweet girl! We love you!