Well today my baby turned two years old. As any parent can empathize, we wonder where the time has gone.
This past weekend we were able to celebrate with my family (see below), but tonight's "celebration" was much more intimate and serene. This past spring Lydia lost her sweet grandma suddenly and in our opinion...
FAR TOO EARLY.
It has been just about the most difficult and heartbreaking experience we've ever encountered. Charlotte doted on the grandkids like every parent hopes a grandma would do. Missing her is inexplicable, however their Papaw has stepped it up big time! He's definitely becoming a hero to the kids. Lydia simply adores him, and yay for him because he found the most perfect new doll as a present! She immediately went to work hugging and kissing her new baby. A perfect gift.
Even more special... he discovered some new outfits bought and tucked away from their precious "Mimi", and in her honor brought them out and presented her contribution. I'm glad too, as hard as it was to stomach in a way.
Charlotte must live on in our actions and our words. It is the only way I see that my little Lydia has any chance at remembering the special lady she once knew.
Happy Birthday Lydia! You are LOVED!!!!