Alive at Five

My little Oates Bird,

You’re five years old now and you are so very serious about this new stage in life. Last night you insisted on doing your entire bath by yourself because “that’s what adults do.”

In Encanto this is the day you’d step up to Casita to find out what your gift was. I feel like yours would be brutal honesty. You can’t help yourself. You call things like you see them and when something doesn’t follow the rules you’re not going to sit silently. This is definitely one of those almost Bruno-level gifts, and I really do pray it serves you more as gift than a curse but just remember it is a gift. Even when it doesn’t fee like it.

Everyone was worried when they found out about your upcoming ‘middle child’ status. Myself included. You aren’t really built for the middle. And I’m not really built for being a mom of 3. I think we’re going to do a lot of growing and forgiving together during this season as we welcome a new family member, and I have to say I’m hopeful. I think we’re both about to find out some beautiful new truths about ourselves, and I honestly can’t wait to go on this journey with you.

You are beautiful, smart, creative, hilarious, independent, and brave. We are so very thankful for you and that God made you to be this perfect fit for our family.

Happy birthday, my baby Big girl!


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