Yesterday, Tabitha had her weekly weight check. (Remember, a week ago she weighed in at
5 pounds, 12 ounces.) This week, she is a whopping
6 pounds, 8 ounces...Wowee!
On the way to the clinic, I was singing along to a Kendall Payne song called Daddy. It is about a woman reflecting on her relationship with her father, on her wedding day. One of the verses goes like this:
I will always love you and I will always be your little girl
None could come between us,
you’ll forever be the first man in my world
But when he smiles I can see how much he reminds me of you
A man of faith, a man of strength, who loves me like you do
Naturally, my imagination went to Tabitha and Tedd (okay, so I choreographed their father-daughter dance in my head...So!) and I found myself (once again) a little weepy. I pray Tabitha will have that kind of relationship with her dad.
This girl is growing up fast. Now, some of you will snicker when I say that because she is just a wee little thing. But, if you are a mom...you know.
And so, yesterday's clinic visit was a mini reality check (again, again) to try and embrace each day of my girl's life. To keep smothering her in kisses before she says no way. To thank God for the middle of the night feedings because somehow...some way...I've been chosen to parent the most amazing kids on the planet. And they are growing up fast. I don't care what you say.