I carried Clara upstairs to bed last night. I told her it was my last time ever to carry her up the stairs as a 3 year old. As I pretended to struggled to the top of the steps I asked her what it felt like to be almost 4 years old. She thought for moment and then said, “Heavy.”

As I laid her in bed she looked up with a surprised look on her face. “I think I can feel my legs getting longer!” The funny thing is, I don’t doubt that it’s true. If she grows up so fast that I can feel it, I can only imagine what it feels like for her.

Happy Birthday Clara Joy.