She is twenty! The little pink bundle we brought home to a thrilled big sister Madison is twenty. The tiniest of my babies, yet strong and determined, Peyton is gentle, happy, loyal, and kind. She is a best friend to all my children, in her special way to each. She is a hard worker and throws herself into everything she is interested in until she masters it. Case in point, sewing. A month ago, she couldn't sew at all. Today, with the help of her soon to be mother-in-law, she wore a shirt she made herself to her birthday celebration.
As I look back on these years spent with you Peyton, I am filled with memories of a three-year-old mixing pumpkin bread and brownie batter, cozy pajamas, days outside full of bikes, hula hoops, bubbles, and swings, hours of pushing a little one on the swing set talking about holidays, and your complete and utter joy at the birth of a younger sister. I remember how your two-year-old self took care of your baby brother and all the movies you two watched together. I smile at the special bond you and your father share, and I am happy, thankful, and blessed. This past year has brought many blessings for you, especially the amazing young man God picked for you to spend your life with. I love you, my little Peyton Rose! Happy Birthday! Love, Mommy
And Happy Monday, my friends.
While we are at it, Happy June!