Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I can't believe my oldest daughter will be 6 next week! It seems like yesterday that I was suffering through endless fertility treatments. She was born while my husband was deployed, so I was all alone with her while being thousands of miles from my family. My husband, Tom, came home for 18 days of leave when she was 2 weeks old, and didn't see her again until she was 6 1/2 months old. I found out I was pregnant 2 days after he deployed...so I went through the pregnancy, birth, and first 6 months by myself. It was a very difficult time.
Now, I see a beautiful girl with an even more beautiful heart. She's caring, helpful, loving, and incredibly smart. I know that we are hard on her sometimes and tend to have unrealistic expectations--mostly because she acts much older than she is, so we forget that she's still just a little girl. Still, I love that child to the moon. I can't believe she's growing so quickly and about to start first grade!