(Photo of her in her Lullaby League costume from the play the Wizard of Oz - July 2014)
Today is Sophie's birthday, a much anticipated event in our house!
She is "finally" nine, her words not mine.
To her dad and I it feels like she is nine going on nineteen or even ninety. Seriously, this kid is wise beyond her years!!!!
She is one truly amazing kiddo - so beautiful on the inside and out!
What she has experienced in her nine years on this earth, many have not experienced in a lifetime.
Last night she was praying and asked God to give her the strength to get through today without Lucy. Cue the Mama's tears! She told God how she is going to miss having Lucy blow out her candles with her and sing "Happy Birthday" over, and over, and over, and over...
Beautiful, smart, silly, independent, faithful Sophie we love you and hope that Nine is everything you want it to be, and then some.