5 years ago today, after work I rushed to Gleneagles Hospital to meet my first little Goddaughter except she was in NICU and had to be there for about 48hours. It was a little worrying at first but now that’s all in the past and she turns 5 this year.
Time seems to be flying us by and to be perfectly honest I’m not quite prepared for her turn 5. Here’s how much I’m not. When I was wrapping her present and her sister’s belated one, I wrote the right age for her sister, 8 and I know jolly well she’s only 3 years younger than her sister which makes her 5 but I wrote “Happy 4th Birthday”. When I collected her cake, I told the bakery I only needed 4 candles. During the party and the girls were opening their presents I realised the mistake I did. Yet when we were putting her candles on, I was going to put only 4 again till her 8 year old sister asked if I was alright and gave me a quizzical look like I’m losing my mind.
Yes, my baby Rachael, I’m not quite ready for you to grow up but grow up you so shall be doing. One day, you’ll be 12, then 18, 21 and heaven forbid 30 and I’ll still treat you like my little one 🙂 Meanwhile, I’m enjoying 5 year old you. You have this sense of humour that is pretty much like your Godpa. You’re still super shy outside the house with strangers but a bundle of laughs when you’re all comfortable. With your little Godsister, Caitlin, you’re the wonderful Cheachea (big sister). I’m loving the connection we have and want to stretch your creative capabilities. Thank you for always sharing how you see the world with me. I live for your hugs and laughter that seem to make the world’s problems disappear. Love you SO MUCH!!