Today, my Tara turned five. Which brought occasion for brunch, much baking, nibbling and birthday laughter! The theme was, as Tara named it "a flower party" and we all adorned ourselves with the floral theme (some of us went more overboard then others)!
And while it was the happiest of days - I couldn't help thinking as she blew out her candles, that she would never be four again, and now she is five - and further from being that baby I've been nurturing and raising.
These days, and years are a lesson, and an inspiration to me on a daily basis. I feel like if I can just always behave in a way that my children will look back at this time and say it was happy, we worked hard, we loved each other, and we had fun - then I'm doing okay.
Happy Birthday, golden girl.