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Yesterday someone in our house turned four. It was a very big deal. I’m not sure I’ve seen her so tickled with life as she was yesterday. Did the smile ever leave her face? I don’t think so.

I always get all weak in the knees on these birthdays. I want to stop time, forbid getting any older. And yet, I love seeing how they’ve changed and grown in just one more year’s passing. I’m proud, sentimental, sad, full of joy and full of satisfaction.

So you’re four miss mary and what can I say about you?

*you love cows. even though I know that you secretly love horses. but since your sister loves horses, you decided to start loving cows. Just to be different.

*every odd sound and gesture that Elizabeth makes–I owe all to you. And you’re the reason that Elizabeth knows how to snap her fingers. Because every morning when the first coos come over the monitor, you race into her room, climb into her crib and entertain her for another fifteen minutes before I come in. She lights up for you.

*you are a snuggler. big time. i love that.

*two nights ago, when I put you to bed and told you I’d love you forever…you told me you wanted to die at the same time. so we could be in heaven together.

*you’re tender. you still tell me that you have a broken heart over "spring", your kitten that was lost almost two years ago.

*you tell me that you love me at random moments in the day. I hope you never stop.

Happy birthday sweet little mary.
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P1010001

Yesterday someone in our house turned four. It was a very big deal. I’m not sure I’ve seen her so tickled with life as she was yesterday. Did the smile ever leave her face? I don’t think so.

I always get all weak in the knees on these birthdays. I want to stop time, forbid getting any older. And yet, I love seeing how they’ve changed and grown in just one more year’s passing. I’m proud, sentimental, sad, full of joy and full of satisfaction.

So you’re four miss mary and what can I say about you?

*you love cows. even though I know that you secretly love horses. but since your sister loves horses, you decided to start loving cows. Just to be different.

*every odd sound and gesture that Elizabeth makes–I owe all to you. And you’re the reason that Elizabeth knows how to snap her fingers. Because every morning when the first coos come over the monitor, you race into her room, climb into her crib and entertain her for another fifteen minutes before I come in. She lights up for you.

*you are a snuggler. big time. i love that.

*two nights ago, when I put you to bed and told you I’d love you forever…you told me you wanted to die at the same time. so we could be in heaven together.

*you’re tender. you still tell me that you have a broken heart over "spring", your kitten that was lost almost two years ago.

*you tell me that you love me at random moments in the day. I hope you never stop.

Happy birthday sweet little mary.
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31 comments on “four”

  1. Happy Birthday to Mary!!!!…Birthdays are such a sweet sadness for me as well. But my girls count them down from months in advance!

  2. Happy Birthday! Four? Wow! I love birthdays too, but as my children get older their birthdays are like biting into a piece of dark chocolate: sweet but with a touch of bitterness and very good. My oldest just turned 15 last week…I remember just bringing him home from the hospital…

  3. Look at that sweet little face.Happy birthday Miss Mary and to her mama!!In my limited experience, 4 has been one of my all time favorites.

  4. Happy Birthday Mary from the whole gang(including Charlie, Jib, and Mickey, who I know would wish you one if they could!!)

  5. Happy (belated) birthday to Mary! What a beautiful little girl you have! And I love your thoughts on her. Sabrina is turning 4 in a month and I’m a little heartbroken too.

  6. Happy (belated) birthday to Mary! What a beautiful little girl you have! And I love your thoughts on her. Sabrina is turning 4 in a month and I’m a little heartbroken too.

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