Our little Beatrix turned two on Friday. This time of year is always very emotional, and wonderful, as several events converge. Thanksgiving, Bea’s birthday and my birthday are all within days of each other. I find myself feeling overwhelmingly grateful for the life that I have; amazed (and a little sad) that my daughter is another year older, and slipping from babyhood; and wondering where another year went and how I got to be the age I am.
It’s hard to describe our little Bea and the joy that she brings to our family. Each of our children has a unique and wonderful personality and together they all complete this crazy, beautiful patchwork family. When one of our kids is gone for the day we all feel the emptiness and realize how much that one person contributes (both good and difficult) to the whole.
Bea is our comic relief. She is a little ray of light that shines throughout the day and we all soak up her sweetness. The boys are constantly kissing her and coaxing her to come play with them. She is fearsome and will go to great lengths to keep up with her brothers. Determined to not be left behind she is often heard saying “how about Bea?” or “my turn”! She is wildly independent and has to do everything herself. That can get old when you’re running late and standing in the rain while waiting for her to get into the car and car seat all by herself. She can wield a light saber with the best of them and we’re pretty sure she’ll be a full Jedi by the time she is four. She’s a bit obsessed with One Direction and Katy Perry but we’re working on that. She already shows so much compassion towards others and loves animals so much that I feel guilty for being without pets right now. She loves to help tuck the boys in every night and makes several visits back in to give them kisses which they all fight for. She is our little Bea and we all savor her innocence and beauty.
“If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve ever made me smile,
the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.” ~unknown
Happy Birthday sweet baby girl! We love you!