In the past few weeks, we've had two birthdays. Eliza is now five. Her birthday has given me a lot to reflect on. The past five years have been so full and brought so many blessings. When Eliza was born, the sixth in seven years, we were homeless. We'd sold one house and were in the process of trying to finish another. We brought her "home" to a hotel room. When she was eight days old, we packed up and moved into our still-unfinished home.
Moving, unpacking, finishing the house, caring for so many little ones (including two-year-old twinadoes) made for an exhausting and challenging time. But it also an exciting one, as the progress we made, little by little, began to pay off.
Five years later, here she is, our sweet, fun, pleasant Eliza, now five: