But today, today she was still five. Today we ate her favorite breakfast (cinnamon toast) and played her favorite games. Today we snuggled together and talked about her plans for her last day of being five. Her plans included lots of her favorite things, wanting to get them all in one last time as a five year old. Of course that included a trip to the lake. A birthday tradition she started all on her own, just wanting to soak in a last view of her favorite place before seeing it with the eyes of a six year old. Will it look different to her the next time she sees it? Perhaps. Oh to see the world through such young and innocent eyes, what a blessing it is to see this world right along with her. I want to hold onto these days forever, these days when putting on some good exploring clothes and heading to the lake is the most important thing in her world.
Goodnight five...I am awaiting what six will bring to us.