Today we not only celebrated Father's Day, but it was also Sophia's birthday! I cannot believe that it's been 7 years since I spent 17 hours in labor with that child. Seems like just yesterday. We had her on a Friday, and she came home on Father's Day. What a precious gift.
If I'm being honest I will say that this little girl is a constant battle. I realize that we butt heads so much because she is so much like me in so many ways. We are both the first born, so I can completely understand where she gets her hard hardheadedness from! She thinks she's always right, I think I'm always right. She is stubborn, but not as much as me. She likes to argue, but I will always get the last word. She thinks her sister is the most annoying person in the world, I thought mine was too until a few years ago. She is extremely picky about her clothes, I take 20 minutes to decide what I'm going to wear each morning. She knows everything, because she hasn't figured out that I know everything.
She has so many wonderful traits that more than outweigh the crap she picked up from me! She is an old soul and incredibly compassionate. She will remember a homeless person we drove by months ago and pray for them at night. She worries about Silas and how he is doing. She is crazy smart and loves to learn. There isn't anything you can show or tell her that she will not remember years from now. She speaks like an adult and can carry on a conversation with a stranger. She is a fashionista and homegirl most certainly has her own style. She loves to do whatever the Hubby and I are doing more than play with toys. (In fact, I can't recall her ever playing with a toy?) She loves Jesus and talks about how we need to tell people that don't know him about him.
We are so lucky to get to raise these little ones and watch how they grow and discover new things. Sophia is going to do great things and I can't wait to see how the Lord uses her!
Just a few days old.