My little love bug is now 8 years old. I can see the young woman she will become. I can see bits and pieces of who I think she will become. I see her heart that always wants to help others. I see her patience with her brothers-and that is no easy task. I have no idea how I got so lucky. This girl is so amazing. And I don't just say that as her mom. She seriously is awesome. Okay, it probably is because I'm her mom. She is all girl and loves dresses and dress up and make up. But hates brushing her hair and will play in the dirt with her brothers. She isn't so little anymore and it used to make me very sad. But as I watch her grow into this amazing being, I am excited to see where she will go in her life. I think she will pick a career where she helps people. She wants to be a singing fashion teacher. She loves to draw and sing and is incredibly bright. I've been writing these 'my baby is_ years' since she was five and thinking back to her at five is crazy. Hard to think that three years ago she was in vpk learning sight words and letters and now she's a reading machine! She loves school and all the girls are her best friends. She has such a tender heart and she finally got her front tooth! It took two years to grown in and it finally did! She still wants to cuddle and lets me hold her hand at school. I know some day that will stop, and it will be a sad day. But, today, at 8, we can hold hands and I love it.