4 years ago today, I became a mom. My little world as I knew it changed forever and will never be the same. For anyone waiting on the birth of their child knows, the last few weeks of labor are the hardest. Victoria was due Feb. 14. She decided she would come the 24th. That should have been an insight to her determined personality. Even at 4 she is very independent, headstrong, and completely uninhibited. She teaches me every day to slow down and take time to enjoy the dew drops that have collected on the grass or the steam of clouds that airplanes leave behind them. In this hurried world, she reminds me that not everything comes when you plan it, and that the most perfect things come at their own time. Happy birthday beautiful; never change your spirit.