Saturday, April 12, 2008


How do you describe someone who has changed your life? You can't possibly be objective. Your truth is not likely the truth that the world sees. Everything about them is adorable and wonderful. A marvel. A miracle.

From the moment we saw you, we were in awe. (Partly because you were a girl and I was sure I was having a boy.) You screamed. We cried. You came home. We wondered what we should be doing with you.

Everyday you taught me to be patient, to think of others first, that changing diapers isn't that bad and sleep isn't all it's cracked up to be. A smile can change my day. A new tooth can spell disaster. A Mommy can make everything better.

Today, you've been with us for two whole years. It seems like we've always known you. It seems like you were just a baby. You're a big girl but you'll always be my baby.

Happy Birthday, Big Girl! And many happy returns of the day. Every year you get older and smarter and prettier and stronger.

And every year marks the day you made me a better person.


T. said...

Happy Birthday Big Girl. I remember when you were only this big. Hard to believe it's only been 2 years.
Love ya!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!

I love the Ladybird cake.

Jill said...

Happy Birthday!

J, your post has me tearing up...

Luch said...

Aww...Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

Metta said...

It seems I am always a little late, but still I want to say Happy Birthday to your little girl. I love what you have written about her. It must be very special, says one who has never been a mom.

Please add a new pair of socks to my tally, River Rapid Socks from Sockbug.

andi said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but Blogger kept eating it. Let's try again...

Thanks for making me all teary!

I love the ladybug cake. And that picture of you and her as a baby is just gorgeous.

Hope all went well at the party. Give her a belated birthday hug for me.

catknip said...

Happy belated birthday skipper!