AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: March 29, 2013 | COMMENTS: 28 Comments
CATEGORIES: Authentic Life, IVF, Preemie Miracle,
This morning I was awoken by a little voice asking a question.
“Mama? Am I five?”
“Yes, little girl. You are five. And I can’t believe it!”
It’s hard to imagine that our little miracle of 2008 is already five years old. Even more unreal to me is the little person she has turned out to be. Not a shy bone in her body, yesterday at the park everyone in attendance knew within five minutes of our arrival that her name was “M-A-R-Y-K-A-T-E, Mary Kate “and tomorrow was her birthday. At one point she ran around the play structure with her bag of rag dolls. When she came back into sight her bag was missing. When I asked her where it was she responded, “Some guy is holding the bag for me. I needed to play.” I went around to investigate and there was this poor old man holding the leash of his dog in one hand, Mary Kate’s bag of dolls in the other with a look on his face that said,” How the hell did that just happen?” Today we will be having a talk about stranger danger.
Worries aside, I love that MK is so outgoing. She makes friends easily (within seconds) and if something doesn’t go her way, after a brief stomp of the foot and crinkle of her nose, she’s onto the next adventure with a smile on her face and a spring in her step.
Very carefree this little girl is. I can only hope that somehow, as she grows, her happy-go-lucky spirit will stick with her.
Today is about a celebration, though. MK was eleven years in the making. Our first IVF miracle. Five years later, she continues to entertain and surprise us as much as she did the day she bounced into this world eight weeks early at a whopping two pounds, fifteen ounces.
What a blessing she continues to be for our family.
Five. What a happy day.