Today is your birthday my sweet bean. My how these 4 years have flown by. We got to go to your school today for your celebration ceremony. We watched you take your four trips around the sun, holding the little earth tight in your hands. We had to make a poster with a story and a picture from each year of your life. It was so hard to choose only one story from each year. I think you have done more in your young life than many people do in their whole lifetimes. Every day is such an adventure with you and I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.
I thought I might be a little weepy watching your class celebrate your fourth year of life but I couldn’t stop smiling with pride. The way you sat so still on your little stool in front of the whole class. The way you wore your pink crown. The way you called on each classmate so they could share their birthday blessing with you. The way that most of the class said they liked your crown, they liked your felt cake, but most of all they liked being your friend. You have turned into such a little lady in the past few weeks. Sometimes I see you out of the corner of my eye and I hardly recognize you. But then you turn your head and make a silly face, flashing me that smile we all know and love, and I know in an instant you are still my sweet, tiny little bean. We love you little buggy.