It has been over two years since I blogged to you and I cannot believe how that time has flown! Reading my words to you from two years ago so many things still ring true today. You are still wonderful and amazing and sweet and snuggly and loving and kind- still head-strong, stubborn, and independent, and still absolutely brilliant. You start pre-k on Thursday. These last two years have been tough. My schedule at school and work only got more demanding and more time consuming with myriad responsibilities piling on top of one another to the point where I felt like I was hardly seeing my little girl and had to say enough is enough. I resigned my position at the middle school last year because it was an hour commute each way and I simply could not do that again and be so far from you and miss two hours a day with you in commute time. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen or if I’d find a job- if I would have to go back to waiting tables but, I prayed about it and you know what? God totally blew me away by His providence. I applied for a job at a High School nearby and didn’t get it. I was a bit discouraged but, I tried to not get too down. Then, THE job at THE best high school, even CLOSER to us opened up and God literally opened every single door for the smoothest transition and job offer ever. It was incredible and I just have to say PRAISE Him again and again for providing more and better than we could ever hope or imagine for ourselves.
Now, I am only 7 minutes from you and from home! You are going to be with a great teacher in Pre-K and I am so excited to be able to really establish a routine for you and I that is healthy and calm. You are so much fun Emmy- so sweet and silly and wonderful. Brilliant- truly brilliant how smart you are. You started horseback riding lessons in May and have just loved every single second of them. You are a natural Ms. Sandra says and I believe it is partially because you LOVE animals so much. You still don’t play with baby dolls much, you prefer your stuffed animal puppies and horses. You love picking out your own clothes and you are quite the fashionista 🙂
Our next adventure will be moving– again. I am praying over that as well. I would love for something to open up that will be long term for us- so we don’t have to move again for a very long time! I know you will be praying too. I love that you talk to Jesus and pray. Your little heart is just so kind and loving. I pray you always always stay that way and I am so thankful God heard my prayers over you when you were still in the womb.
Mommy has to get back to work now. I am so very busy all the time but I am going to set a reminder in my phone to remember to blog at least once a week. The things we have done and seen and experienced these last few years really need to be written down for you to re-experience one day when you are older 🙂
LOVE YOU my little bear,