You were once small enough to use my finger as a chin up bar. I would get lost in that tiny hand while time stood still.
When you were an infant, I would look at your fingers and eyelashes while time stood still.
When you were one I watched you dance while time stood still.
When you were two I listened to your stories while time stood still.
When you were three I explored the world with you while time stood still.
Now you are four. Time stood still. Time passed in a flash. I am so proud of you and cannot wait to see what you will do next. Thumbs up to you, little mama.
A little over 4 years ago, imagining what it would be like to have a daughter, I didn't know what to expect. She's just like me. She's just like SNG. She's not like anyone else. She's unchecked, unbounded joy. She's curiosity. She's wisdom. She's in her underpants and cowboy boots. She's dressed as a princess. She's everything I ever want in a daughter. She steps on my last nerve sometimes. I can't imagine life without her, and the world is a sweeter place with her in it.