When did this girl get so grown up? She will turn 10 a week from today. I really don't want her birthday to be overshadowed by the new baby. 10 is a big one. Double digits.
I was thinking back to when Haley was the youngest for so long. For 7 years she reigned as the youngest child! For a long time, we thought that she would always be the youngest. And now, we have Lily and I'm a day away from having another little girl. Things are definitely different than we would have guessed back then. But, so wonderful.
It's so fun seeing Haley be such a good big sister. She and Lily really have a special bond. They love each other so much. Lately, Haley has been planning "school" for Lily and she will keep her busy and engaged for 2-3 hours at a time. It is so fun to watch them together. They are so lucky to have each other and to soon have another little girl to play with.
I am so blessed to be Haley's mother. She teaches me and inspires me and pushes me to be better. She is stubborn and strong-willed, but sweet and helpful at the same time. She's always trying to do the right thing and take care of everyone. I love her so much and hope she has the best birthday ever.