Kate's birthday is fast approaching and once again I'll lose the selfish comfort of saying, "she's only three."
Now, she will be a four-year old in diapers, a four-year old who can't answer questions, a four-year old who screams and cries and bites and kicks. A four-year old who wears headphones and pressure vests. A four-year old who needs chew toys and baby food. A four-year old who can't tell us about her day or her needs or her fears.
A four-year old who's hugs will make you melt. A four-year old who has a smile for everyone. A four-year old that never judges, criticizes, complains or lies. A four-year old that adores every soul she meets and can talk to animals. A four-year old that makes me weep when I watch her sleep. A four-year old that has inspired thousands and thousands of people.
A perfect little four-year old girl.
If you'd like to send Kate a birthday card please mail to:
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)