Sara turned 7 years old yesterday! I'm going to borrow something from my friend, Judith, and write a little birthday tribute. Judith does this for each person in her family on their birthdays and I've enjoyed reading them over the past year.
Sara came into this world on February 24, 2001, at 2:34 in the morning after 23 hours of labour! She was born at home, on the floor beside our bed. (On purpose!) The gentle, loving hands of Brenda, our midwife, helped her into this world and into my tired arms. (Joshua was holding me!) Sara's eyes were open wide as soon as her head popped out! We didn't even hear her cry for several hours - she was too busy looking around! Seven years later, Sara is still a very observant little girl. She loves to watch people. She loves to be with people too. But, when she's with a group of people, you won't always find Sara right in the middle. Often, you'll find her off to the side, watching and soaking it all in. It might look like she's not interested or involved, but she doesn't miss a thing! When she gets home from Sunday School or music lessons, she will role play the whole scenario over again! If I want to find out what she learned, I just have to listen in on her play time later!
2 years old - on vacation in B.C.
3 years old - after Sky was born, she had to learn to fend for herself!
4 years old - "reading" bedtime stories to Sky!
5 years old - creating a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
6 years old - singing and dancing and just being Sara!I love you little girl! With everything in me. I pray God will give me the wisdom to teach you and train you in the way that you should go. And may I learn how to be your friend - not just your mother. Thank you for 7 years of love, adventure, and smiles!