Tuesday 30 October 2018

Fabulous Four

Oh my goodness, another birthday and, Lydia, this time it is your turn, and you are FOUR.

You are awesome, Lydia. You are the girl wearing a princess dress, welly boots and a superhero cape. You are the girl who doesn't care what anyone else is doing, you are doing what makes you happy.  Often what makes you happy is doing what other people are doing (by people, I mean you (big) sisters), you love to be in the thick of it.  You love to join in the big girl games and are revelling in the fact that you are getting to be a big girl and often you really can join in the big girl games.

You love to have an adventure. Trees are to be climbed, streams to be crossed, hills to be climbed (then, ideally, rolled down) and rocks to be made into some sort of structure. On our recent holiday you had an amazing time building a den, you were so happy and I loved spending that day with you.

I have to confess, that sometimes with all the busyness of life, sometimes I feel like I forget you a bit.  I had a bit of a stress in the run up to this birthday feeling like I didn't know you because I didn't know what to get you for your birthday. I have since decided I don't know what to get 4 year olds as I remember having the same struggle with your big sisters too, but I am sorry that sometimes you get a bit forgotten. We've never left you anywhere but sometimes you just get dragged to things your big sisters are doing. I don't think there is much I can do about that, but I really am sorry.

You are so kind to your sisters (when you aren't fighting with them, you are sisters, after all).  You like to make sure that I know if anyone is upset and you are quick to dish out a cuddle to anyone who needs. You love to play with Esther and you get very sad if she needs to go for a sleep after you get home from nursery. I love watching you play together and I think you're going to have a brilliant time in the next few months when she starts to get better at playing.

Mainly, you are you. "I am NOT four, I am LYDIA!" You are the princess dress, welly boot wearing girl who knows what she wants.

My prayer for you this year, is that as well as knowing who you are, you will start to really know that you are God's princess, adopted into His family and that He loves you so, so much.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.                                                     Ephesians 2:10

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