Begged is more like it.
Just wasn't sure I could handle another one.
With her big brother now eligible for driver's ed.
And her older sister on the brink of teen-dom.
A mother can only take so much growing up in a short amount of time.
But she couldn't help herself.
She had to.
Just had to go and turn...sigh...10.
It was the next milestone on her list.
And if there's one thing to know about Caroline, it's that she always checks off her list.
In His wisdom, it's how He made her.
She has things to do and she gets them done.
And also in His wisdom, he placed her right smack dab in the middle of my big kids and my little ones.
Third out of six.
Because He knew that's where I needed her to be.
She speaks my love language.
And nearly brings me to tears.
"Mommy, I feel like cleaning. Do you mind if I do the dishes?"
She can manage a house (kids included) better than me.
Oh my, did He ever know that I needed a Caroline.
Her world has been turned upside down a few times over the past decade.
With that comes a lot of growing.
And because of it she is wise beyond her years in many ways.
We are blessed beyond measure.
Happy 10th birthday sweet Carly Grace.
We pray today (and every day) that you know just how much you are loved.