Friday, May 8, 2009
My baby is a big girl...
(Showing off her new birthday ring and fancy "birthday party hair" ala Aunt Allison. The back was all curled and pinned up "princess style").
7 years ago today I became a mommy for the very first time. I remember feeling EXTREMELY nervous but strangely enough, quite prepared. I had never parented anyone before, but since it was an immediate reality (no escape by that point) it was like I was suddenly mentally ready. It was like nothing I had read in any book meant anything, but everything my parents had said and done came flooding back. I knew that, though nothing in parenthood is ever completely predictable, I was confident that there would never be an issue Gabe and I wouldn’t be able to handle together as Daddy and Mommy.
Can it really be true that my oldest baby is really turning 7 YEARS OLD?!??? I don’t know if I’m ready for this. For some reason going from 5 to 6 was not a big deal. Even starting Kindergarten didn’t phase me too much, but this turning 7 business!?? I just don’t know.
To my sweet Lillie Bug - Saying "I love you to the moon and back" does not begin to cover it. You are so wise beyond your years and I am so thankful that God chose to give you to Daddy and Me. I so look forward to watching you grow and getting to know the woman that you are well on your way to becoming.
Happy birthday Lil. I love you so much