Yesterday Anna turned 10 years old and it was a big deal.
Tom, Alice and I spent all weekend sharing lots of love and joy in her honor. I would love to tell you that my girl would have wanted to climb the highest mountain or do some far off adventure on her 10th birthday but I have a strong feeling she would have requested to go shopping with her friends, check out the new American Girl Doll store at the mall, go to Sushi Town for lunch and possibly hit the latest kids movie. In her honor we hit the town on Saturday and did just that minus the movie ~ Alice is still a little young.
Just before heading home, we made our last Love Rock stop ~ it was the hardest for my heart. Tom and Alice stayed in the car and I ran into Claire’s to leave our very last Love Rock. I went to the counter and explained why I was there ~ Abigail had gotten her ears pierced on her 10th birthday so this weekend would have been Anna’s turn. I asked the young lady at Claire’s to pass along my last birthday Love Rock to the next young girl that got her ears pierced, she smiled and said she would be honored to do so.
Yesterday, on Anna’s actual birthday, we spent lots of time with friends, shared lots of stories and watched as Alice walked her first 5 steps in her sister’s honor. I have a sneaky feeling that Anna was holding her hand ~ she wasn’t about to let Abigail get all the birthday glory with their new little sister. ❤
Being 10 years old is a big deal and I can’t believe that my Anna is there. I would give absolutely anything to hold her and tell her how proud I am of her. She is my light and forever will be.
Happy Birthday Miss Anna ~ I love you to Heaven and back again, and again, and again…