lexi is five

I just can't believe it.  I can't believe Lexi is already five years old.  I know, I know...every. single. person with a child warned us how fast it would go.  I must say, warnings are not enough.  I knew it was approaching and I tried to prepare myself, but the fact is, I don't think you can prepare yourself.  5 is big.  Not just big, it's monumental.  I'm tearing up typing this in fact.  Not only is the baby stage over, the toddler and pre-kid stages are over too.  Lexi is a kid.  Not just a kid, but a big kid.  Don't get me wrong, I love this stage we are in right now just as much as I have loved all the other stages, but it just feels like we are starting a new chapter.  Lexi is going to start kindergarten next year and then in another blink she will be in middle school, then high school, and THEN she will leave for college.  What??  Lexi leaving for college is only 3 more blinks away.

On another note and slightly more positive attitude, I am so proud of Lexi and the person she has become.  She can light up a room with her smile and wit, she has the heart of gold and understands things way beyond her years.  Lexi is spunky, strong willed, determined, creative, smart, talented, a leader, and compassionate.  I adore her.  She has my whole heart and I am so honored God chose me to be her mom.  I was given the greatest gift 5 years ago and I will never forget the moment I met the little girl who calls me "mom."  Alexi Preston, you will always be my baby girl.

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