|Trinity circa 2004 (appox. 18 mos old)|
Trinity has always been an awesome child. I remember when I was pregnant with her, I worried incessantly that I'd miscarry b/c it just seemed so unreal that I was going to be a mother. It was something I prayed for, something I cried about, something I wanted so desperately, and it was finally happening. I rubbed my tummy, even when there wasn't much of a tummy yet to rub, and read books to her. The first time the pregnancy felt real was the night I got "the flutters". It was like someone was tickling the inside of my stomach with a feather. Flash forward a few months, I'm laying on the couch watching American Idol & start singing along with one of the contestants who was singing Edwin McCain's "I'll Be". Suddenly there was this pressure in my lower abdomen. I put my hand on my stomach just in time to feel Trinity's first big movement. I didn't think I could be any more in love with this little human being, but I was so wrong!
|Trinity the Tyrant circa 2007 (just shy of 5 yrs)|
While I was watching her toddle around on the video, present-day Trinity came into the room & started watching it with me. It was hard to believe that the freckle-faced young lady that crawled up next to me could possibly be the same little girl. I can't quite wrap my mind around how quickly time has passed & how much my baby has grown. She giggled at her tiny-self & asked a lot of questions about what she was like back then. I just stared in amazement & disbelief at her metamorphosis. And it seemed as if my heart simultaneously swelled with pride & broke clean in half.
|Trinity in May 2012|
In spite of all these emotions swirling around, I am amazed. I'm in awe. I'm dumbstruck. A human being was created, developed within me, has grown up under my wings, and is now nearly 10 years old. My munchkin. My greatest accomplishment. She is absolutely amazing.