Amelia will be four tomorrow… can you believe it?
She is so mature and yet in some ways she is still such a baby. The first 2 years of motherhood dragged but now that she in in school, I feel like time is moving way to fast.
I am proud of her for many things like her ability to make new friends and her positive attitude. Wherever we go she finds a way to make new buddies. This skill will be very helpful to her when we move. She’s also able to get excited about the smallest things from feeding worms to learning new letters.
But by far what I am proudest of is her ability to see the good in people. I wish I could shield Amelia from mean people but I can’t. Unfortunately, this year has been chock full of horrible people and situations. She never says anything bad about the people who have hurt her and is always nice to them when she sees them.
When we were talking about who to invite to her birthday party she turned to me and said, “Mama, I want invite all the kids from school even the one’s whose mommies don’t want me on playdates and didn’t invite me to their parties.” I couldn’t believe the words that came out of her mouth and hugged her very close. Originally, I wasn’t going to invite the families that had gone out of their way to hurt my daughter but in the end I did because it’s the right thing to do and I believe in including everyone.
The pain of watching my daughter’s feelings being hurt had blinded me and made me want to lash out. I am thankful that I have a daughter whose heart is so big that she was able to look past the hurt and urge me to do so as well.