Lily is eight today! I almost can’t believe it was eight years ago today that I was about to be a mother for the first time.
I was remembering that day recently as I chatted via Skype with my dear friends, Zach and Tera who have just had their first child, all the way in Thailand. They’re currently working in Papua New Guinea and Thailand seemed to be the best place to give birth. Zach had been there when I went into labour with Lily three weeks before I expected to. As I laboured away, I commented about how disappointed I was that I didn’t have time to finish all I’d planned to do before baby came. At the time, it seemed like a big deal that I didn’t even have clean floors to come home to! I was so pleased to find swept and mopped floors when I came home from the hospital, thanks to Zach who gifted this to me as a surprise.
Zach and Tera’s baby was the same weight as Lily when she was born. Seeing their pictures, it seems impossible that she was ever so small. She grew into a very chubby baby and toddler and is now a slender and petite eight year old, looking much like I did at her age.
Here are some random Lily photos from her earlier years.
For Lily’s birthday, my dad bought her a new bike! It’s a perfect fit and has gears making riding further and up hills a lot easier. Lily’s SO excited.
We went out for a ride the day after we bought it and toured around Prince Rupert.
It was incredibly fun and we saw countless ravens and bald eagles along the way.