11 years ago these little gals came into the world. They’ve taught me to slow down and see things that I can’t see when I’m hurrying. They’ve taught me to giggle at things that most people don’t even notice. They’ve taught me that life is about the journey and not just the destination. Seeing the world through their eyes is one of the greatest blessings that God has ever given me.
Hope told me she wanted a bird feeder for her birthday. A bird feeder? That’s perfect. Absolutely perfect. And Grandma is the perfect person to give Hope a bird feeder. Hope loves to watch the hummingbirds when she’s at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and now she wants to see hummingbirds at our house. So Grandma bought a bird feeder for Hope and one for Mikayla too. They were so excited. Now we have to wait for it to get warm enough for the hummingbirds to come. The girls want them to come right now. Pray for me.
We took the girls to Chuck E. Cheese last Saturday to celebrate their birthday. They would see a game that they once loved and would say “That one’s boring.” or “I’m too big for that one.” What a difference a year can make. They gravitated towards anything that vibrated and would make them bounce. Their favorite game was one where they had to hold onto these silver levers that vibrated. They called it the “shocking” game. They loved that thing and would grin from ear to ear every time they did it.
The girls love dinosaurs and they’re crazy about flying a kite. So we gave them each a dinosaur kite. Now we just have to sit and wait for the wind to blow. They also got a couple of games, some dinosaurs, and The Peanuts Movie.
I just can’t believe my babies are 11 years old. I’m thankful for the progress they’ve made in the last year and I look forward to the progress they will make in the next year. I look forward to hummingbirds and the wind blowing so we can make memories together. Happy Birthday Hope and Mikayla!