On Saturday Claire turned four years old. How is it possible that my baby is four? How is she such a big girl already, a girl who is watching and learning from the world around her every day?
And she is watching, something I learned again to be true at her birthday party.
When Claire opened up the envelope at the party and saw her card, her eyes widened and she exclaimed “Oh Mommy, did you make this card for me…thank you”. For me, it was the best moment of the afternoon.
Claire has seen me make and give cards to so many people and was so thrilled to have one made for her. She watched as others enjoyed the cards that I had made for them and now she had one of her own. And even though she quickly moved on to ripping the paper off her present, I saw a glimpse of her loving and appreciating the handmade, something that I have hoped to instill in my girls.
She is watching, she saw me create for others and her little heart was touched that I had made something for her. Precious.
Happy 4th Birthday Claire!