Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How Can It Be?

Three years ago I was planning.

Hattie had moved into her big girl bedroom and the nursery sat waiting. The bedding was freshly washed, diaper bins stocked, bottles cleaned, car seat installed and hearts expectant.

It was only a matter of days before the world changed forever.

And I had absolutely NO idea how much it was about to change.

On September 5, 2007, This little bundle of Heaven was placed in my waiting arms and my heart ... well my heart was no longer my own. It no longer belonged to JUST Hubby, Hattie, Steven and Chris. There was a new owner. And from the moment she looked up at me from the isolette where the nurse was cleaning her off, she knew just how to wrap me around her finger.

And now, here we are, mere days - hours, really - left of her toddlerhood.

How can it be that this ...

has so very quickly become this ...

My heart has never - and will never - be the same.

And I would not have it any other way.