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Eve of four

Four years ago I was in labor. 10 hours in.

Three years ago my baby was about to turn one and I was completely overwhelmed by how fast and slow my newborn was becoming her own little creature.

Two years ago, my sweet toddler was about to turn two. She was a newly anointed big sister and seemed suddenly SO BIG.

One year ago my preschooler was about to turn three. She was a week into preschool and a month away from fully weaning.

This year my dear oldest child is about to turn four. Today she helped me pick three pounds of hops off the vine, picked apples from our tree, and helped clean the house.

I can’t wait to see what the next year looks like…if only she would go to sleep…