And you are NOT turning five.

17 Nov


I am pretty sure this has been the fastest five years of my life. Five years ago today I was buying a roaster with my mom, having dinner at Roy’s and being the only pregnant woman alive that wanted to not go into labor early. The next day at 3:49am, my life changed forever.

All week I have been running around chasing Gia and telling her that she is not going to turn five. She is going to stay four 4-eva. I randomly place her in a head lock, lay on top of her so she can’t go anywhere, tie her feet together. Whatever. And she laughs. She laughs that infectious four year old laugh. With glee in her eyes thinking that I may in fact be the coolest, funniest, smartest, prettiest person on the planet.

Oh Gia my love- I can not stop you from turning five and nor can I stop you from learning that I am none of those things that you think I am.

But you know what I am? The person that loves Gia more than anyone else in the world. The person that had the joy of knowing you for 40 weeks when no one else could. The person who has watched you grow and been so overwhelmed with emotion from your triumphs and failures.

And it has only been five years.

Five blissful years of loving you.

G- I am a sucker for your love. Happy last day of never turning five.

And you are NOT turning five.

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5 Responses to “And you are NOT turning five.”

  1. Corina Molina November 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    What a beautiful tribute to your precious little girl!! Happy Birthday Gia!! Can’t wait to see you Saturday!

  2. Jane November 18, 2011 at 1:29 am #

    Happy 5th Gia, and Happy “Birth” day Allison! Wow, I can’t believe she’s 5 either :) Thats the best AND the hardest part of motherhood is seeing our kids grow up! It’s too too fast as Trevor would say…

  3. Kim November 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Loved her invitation Allison! I just wished we could have shared her birthday with you!

  4. amy September 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    so i just found your wonderful blog, and have literally been reading every single post for the last hour. I have huge tears streaming down my face, as i did a couple of weeks before my baby turned 5. I was BAWLING at my desk, like the not pretty face, OH MY GOSH did someone die kind of crying…….and my boss came into my office, took one look at my red splotchy face and the sea of crumbled up kleenex, and then asked me WHAT WAS WRONG………..to which i sobbed hysterically “MY BABY IS TURNING 5!” She actually laughed at me. But you will be happy to know that i did not cry at 6……can you believe that? I love your blog, you are inspiring me to want one. and I am definately going to follow you!

    • bullandchina September 21, 2012 at 2:42 am #

      You are so sweet Amy! Grace is such a doll. And you are right, six seems to be an easier pill to swallow (I haven’t gotten to that day yet so I may still eat my words!_ Hope you are well! xo.

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