5 years ago on a cold and snowy day a little girl was born at home. We named her Hope Ruby and pray that she will learn to treasure the Hope of the world sent at Christmas time to be her Saviour.
She grew fast! Which is unusual for these Hindle babies and was soon one. We had a sledging and hot chocolate party that year and green and pink cupcakes.
Then we blinked or so it seemed and you were two Lots happened that year and we took you to IKEA, shopped your pressies on the day and had cupcakes 2 weeks late. I'm ashamed to admit I don't know where the pics are, or even if we have any. As Mummy explained a lot happened that year!
The year you turned 3 you were so poorly that we had to cancel your party and put the cake into the freezer. But later in the week we celebrated the with the princess cake, a gaggle of friends and lots of fun.
Then you turned 4. That year was colder than any other, and everyone got stuck in hideous traffic trying to get to the swimming pool. But, we all had fun, swimming and playing and eating chilli at 9pm because we stayed at the pool long enough for everyone to have a good time.
We're all excited about your birthday, but sadly had to postpone your party till later in the week. Somehow that happens around your birthday. And once again your cake is in the freezer, but that's ok this year because it supposed to be. Princess and the pea ice-cream cakes can wait until you are all better.
Hopie we love you. Your sweet desire to really understand the gospel, your humble apologies and your leadership are an encouragement to me. You truly love your siblings and play so well with the twins in particular the days just wouldn't be as amazing without you.
Have a wonderful year darling, learning and growing and singing.
We love you xxxxxx