This past weekend we celebrated our little Maddie Lu's FOURTH birthday! Y'all. My heart wants to crumble into pieces saying FOUR. I can see she's already stepping out of her toddler self and into her new age perfectly. She's looking older and her conversations scream, "I'm no longer a baby!"
I WANT TO CRY.
You see, this girl was everything I never knew I needed. God planned her arrival perfectly because He knew my heart would need her comforting hugs. When Cohban was two we knew we wanted another baby but I was trying to time her based on my "perfect" schedule. My older sister was getting married in May of 2013 and I deemed her wedding night as the night we'd start trying. God's timing has always seemed to work out better than mine, and the fall BEFORE my sister's wedding, I found out I was pregnant with little miss Maddie.
God saw our future. He knew 9 months after Maddie Lu's arrival I'd be pregnant again, and then five months later I'd lose our boys. He knew my heart would need the hours of rocking her, holding her close as I missed her brothers. She would twirl my hair or gently caress my face with her hands and tell me how much she loved me. She still does. Girl has played a huge part in my healing and for that I'm grateful. Not to mention we're besties. Just ask her. She'll tell ya.
While I cannot wait to share all the details that made up her fourth birthday, I feel like I cannot move on until I show you her third. I just have to show you how much she's grown over the last year & it's so fun to go back in time!
Dance is one of Maddie Lu's favorite things. She's got it in her too, so we planned a Ballerina Themed Party, invited two ballet dancers to teach a class & ate all the ice cream. I'll come back for round two and share her fourth birthday, but until then, ENJOY.