Monday, February 23, 2009
My Little Girl ... Not So Little Anymore
My daughter Hanah is six years old. She will be seven in a little more than three months. This spring she'll finish her first year of school. She's reading and writing. She can add and subtract. She understands jokes that used to go over her head. She cares what her hair and clothes look like.
If all of that wasn't enough, last week Hanah lost one of her top front teeth. It had been loose for a few weeks and finally last Thursday she pulled it out herself. The other top front tooth is also loose so she'll have a really big gap in her smile sometime in the next few weeks.
All of these things make me realize just how fast she's growing up. I cannot believe she's almost seven. I don't want to miss a minute because I might miss something significant.
I feel so blessed to be her daddy and I hope I'm doing a good job. I love her so much and have such high hopes for her. But ultimately I know I have to trust God to be everything she needs because I can't. And that's the way it should be.