Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The girl we love is 18 today


At this moment, I have no words to adequately express how blessed we are to be the parents and brother of this child. She is a gift in every sense. She makes us feel loved. She laughs easily and often. She works hard and adores her friends. She is deeply connected to family. She is everything a parent could dream. And then some. Happy birthday, our darling girl. You deserve everything wonderful that is coming to you. The beautiful thing is, you appreciate it too.

From some reason, I am remembering the day you came home from the hospital, a swaddled little bundle, and we laid you on the bed. Your brother, who was two years old, hovered over you, not leaving your side, bouncing all around as if on a trampoline, entranced by your wrinkly wriggly newborn form. He has been your protector from that day forward. As you are his. We love you so very much, sweet precious girl. Forever and ever, no matter what. Amen.

9 comments:

  1. So much beauty. And the good thing is that you appreciate it, too.

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  2. Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!
    Your Mom's Friend, m.

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  3. Some babies just come that way- special blessed and shining.
    Happy birthday to that blessed and shining girl.
    And to you- her mother- her heart and guardian angel always.

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  4. I hope she has an amazing birthday. Through you, I've come to love her too, like others here I'm sure. I hope she can feel it.

    love d
    xoxo

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  5. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl. I wish her happiness and continued grace, success in her endeavors and love all around her.

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  6. Talented, beautiful and gracious. The apple does not fall far from the tree.

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  7. I hope she had a wonderful birthday! She deserves it. I hope it was filled with celebration and love and fun and maybe even a little romance. :D

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  8. I have been noticing so many similarities with your daughter and my son. And now the biggest one of all. They share the same birthday. Stevie turned 23 and I have no idea where the time escaped to!

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  9. Tears. Births and birthdays always make me cry --

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