Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Finally "Free"

The other day my sister was over ( a wonderful common occurrence around here!) and she was helping Havilah change her shirt.  It was one of those ones with a tight neck where it takes a bit of work to get the head out.  When it finally came off Rachel exclaimed, " Havi! You're free!!!".  Havilah quickly replied, " I'm not free! I'm two!".

Well, last week the day finally came.  Hard as it is to believe, our sweet Havilah turned three!
Our sweet birthday girl!
When asked if she wanted marshmallows or whipping cream in her birthday cocoa she answered, "How about both?".  What were you thinking Mom?

Havilah plays such a irreplaceable roll in our family.  When this new baby comes Havi will be smack dab in the middle of the pack.  She's not really one of the big girls, but definitely not one of the little girls.  She is far from being "just one of the others". With her ever "dominant" personality she is either bringing the fiercest storm or the greatest sunshine to our home.  She talks ALL the time and  says things that blow us away, but at the same time they are said in such a sweet baby voice that it's hard to believe she is growing up so fast. Great-Boppa calls her his girl with the double dose of cute.   

Watching my little girl grow up is truly a moment of bittersweet.  I don't want these precious times to pass by.  I don't want to miss a single moment.  But at the same time, the future seems unbelievably bright and exciting!  Who knows what amazing plans the Lord has in store for our dear Havi girl who is just bursting with life!  I'm so blessed to have such a front row view!


Our Peculiar Lives said...

She's so precious! Happy "Free" birthday to Havilah! :)

Karen said...

This made me think of the third girl in our family, Theresa, who went running around the house on her third birthday, shouting: "I'm going to be free! I'm going to be free!" :)

Mary Cunningham said...

I just LOVE that pic of Havi in the hat! She looks like a hippy chick:) lol
I am remembering that when I lived with you, Havi was (and is) my girl! :)