#19love

Nineteen years ago at 3:32 a.m. a new life came into this world.  She is amazing and beautiful and funny and generous, and she makes this Mama thankful and honored that I am the one who gets to call her mine.  She’s smart as a whip and tough as nails and as fragile as a China cup, and she makes me mad as fire and proud as a peacock.  (You know, the male ones that are way too pretty who strut around like they are really, really proud.)  I am in awe of the person she’s becoming and delighted by all the good things and people who have come into my life….all because of her.  

Happy birthday, baby girl, keep smiling and having fun and being YOU.  You are the best you there will ever be, and I give thanks for you every single day.  From the first day I knew you were going to join this crazy world to this one right here and now.  I love you.  Always.  

 

for my baby girl

 

when I first learned

you were in there

under my heart

growing and changing

faster than I could ever

imagine

I was amazed there was room

for you

my heart was so full

 

I imagined I could feel your

movements

though of course that was silly

so soon

 

those first precious days

after I knew you were there

I would touch where I thought

you were

in wonder and awe

and I whispered

“hang in there, baby,

it’s going to be okay

I love you”

 

those words

the same words

I’ve had reason to say

far too many times

over the years since

while rubbing your back

and drying your tears

 

hang in there, baby,

it’s going to be okay

I love you

 

as I watch you now

growing and changing faster

than I could ever imagine

I still carry you in my heart

you ARE my heart

 

and I will always give thanks for

the gift of You

 

My boo, oh so many years ago.  Happy Everyday, baby girl!
My boo, oh so many years ago. Happy Everyday, baby girl!

 

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