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Verklempt

I get all verklempt when I think about how fast my baby girl has grown. Yesterday, she put this outfit together and asked me to take her picture. Nobody matches clothes like the Super Bridgy.

In less than a month this doll baby will start Kindergarten. The longer she’s in my life, the more I cannot believe how close we seemed to come to losing her. In 2007, when she was about six weeks old, she developed spinal meningitis. I will never forget it. Not the spinal tap and not the long days and nights in the hospital waiting for the tests to come back.

The more time that passes the more aware I become of the many years that separate Bridgette and me — nearly 40. She has so many years in front of her. And, the world has gone completely mad. At night, when I tuck her into bed, I tell her that I love her and that God loves her and that I want her to hide all this love in her heart so it will be there when she needs a light for her path.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
When I feel afraid,
And think I’ve lost my way.
Still, you’re there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

From Amy Grant and Thy Word

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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