Tuesday, January 09, 2007

My Heart


At 10:31 am, on January 9th, 1996, my beloved daughter was born and placed, squalling and warm on my chest. My life has never been the same.

Sweetie, I love you more and more each day. You constantly surprise and amaze me. You are growing and changing so fast, but I can still see the capricious toddler inside of you who loves new experiences. You are just as at ease painting your fingernails and planning your outfits as you are coloring and playing with dolls.

When people look back on their lives, they often want to have left a mark -- some way to show that they were here on this Earth, and that they made a difference. YOU are the thing that I'm most proud to leave behind.

I can't believe you're already eleven. The years have flown by so fast. Happy Birthday, my baby.

9 comments:

Marni said...

Happy birthday and hugs to the Offspring!

Miche said...

What a beautiful tribute to your precious girl!

Happy birthday Offspring!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Offspring!

ccw said...

She's beautiful! You and JF are truly blessed to have such a wonderful daughter.

Happy, happy birthday Offspring!

Jenevieve said...

What a beauty! Happy Birthday, Offspring!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Lovely post for a lovely daughter. Sniffling in my office here.

coffeypot said...

Happy Birthday to Offspring. Today she is 11, tomorrow 32. They do grow up fast, and if you are a lucky as I am, they will make you proud and give you the best damn grandkids in the world.

Anne Glamore said...

So sweet! Finn just turned 11, too, although by his attitude I thought he'd turned 16. My bad.

Old Lady said...

Me too! Happy Birthday!