On Tuesday it was Danika’s 8th birthday!
My little girl, with the miraculous, God ordained birth, grew up so quickly!
It felt like only yesterday morning we had to make the tough decision as to which hospital we would go for the emergency C-section, after a night of labour at home, with no success. To only hours later, rush through the passages of Mowbray Hospital from the theatre section to the Active Birth Unit, as God had intervened and baby’s head crowned, ready to be born.
Minutes later, even before the midwife could gather all the stuff she needed, our perfectly healthy little girl popped out on the floor next to the bed, with no time to fill the birth pool!
By now I knew to avoid food my babies were sensitive to, and Danika was a little angel - no colic or cramps or endless nights with an unhappy newborn!
At six months she got Whooping Cough, but I was still exclusively breastfeeding her and though I didn’t sleep longer than an hour at a time for four weeks solid, we pulled her through without any antibiotics, hospitalization or a visit to an un-natural doctor, only our homeopath and natural medicine.
During the years she developed into a real princess, always playing dress-up.
My little angel at 2 years old
2 1/2 years
With Knight Josua
Cinderella at 6 years
At the age of four she followed in her older sister’s footsteps and started ballet!
A dream came true and she had her first ballet concert the next year, at the age of 5.
Last year she had her second ballet concert!
Danika didn’t only follow in Heidi-Mari’s footsteps with ballet, she did everything her older sister did!
Helping in the kitchen making salad,
to making cards and
having her own crafting blog!
What a privilege to have an older sister to teach you to be a lady and do girly things together!
Especially when you have four younger brothers!
May you have a blessed year ahead my little girl. The meaning of your name is Morning Star and the spiritual connotation, Attentive.
It is our prayer that you will grow more and more attentive to the voice of the Lord and His calling on your life!
We love you lots and lots!
"You will do well to be attentive to this
as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns
and the morning star rises in your hearts."