You turned five years old today. Emma Jane was five when we brought you home from the hospital. She was five and a half and so excited to be a big sister.
We have watched you grow and change.
We have watched you become mischievous...
We have watched you sit in a laundry basket with your sister and watch TV...because that is what sisters do.
You are very smart. You are messy, head strong, independent, loving and kind. You think that your sister is the most perfect person who has ever walked the face of the earth. You worship her and idolize her and want to be her yet want to be completely your own person.
I recently wrote you a letter that I reread today. It rings so true. Our family would not have been complete without you. You have your sister and she has you. I am amazed at how well the two of you play together. I know how lucky we are. I have been told twice in the last two weeks what wonderful girls I have and how lucky I am that you get along so well. I am lucky.
My girls have each other. I hope you celebrate your 75th birthday with your sister, Lucy.
We started our day with a candle.