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Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Princess turns 11 today!

11 years ago today, I became a Mommy.
My heart is so full as I write this.
 It happens every year.
 I guess it is because she is my first, my little girl.
Her milestones are precious to me, yet they break my heart.
 I see myself in just a few short years chasing after her
 as she breezes through our home and off again with her friends.
Or as she rushes past me to answer the phone call of her latest beau.
With each passing birthday I realize my time with her is shorter and shorter.
While I cannot wait for her to experience all that this life has in store for her,
my prayer is that part of her will always want to be my little princess.
As I sit here in front of our roaring fire, staring at that gorgeous creature asleep in her sweatpants, I praise God that he chose me to be her mother.
 My tears are not tears of sadness, well not completely.
They are of an unselfish love for another, I never knew was possible before her.

We will celebrate today by hosting 6 tween girls to spend the night.
Yes, I have lost my ever loving mind.
It is to be a spa party.
Facials, mani/pedis, and karaoke.
Pizza, cake and ice cream, and tons of girl talk!

So as 7:44 PM precisely ticks by
 it will be 11 years to the moment that precious creature took her first breath. (emergency c-section 2 months early)
As I recall the fear I was going through at THIS very moment,
I am driven to my knees again praising God for his blessings.
The 34 hours prior to her arrival
 were some of the most terrifying I have ever been through.
Yet, I wouldn't trade any of those
 122 400 seconds for what we have with her.



we love you and
we are so very proud of you.

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Cathryn said...

Awwww, my baby girl is 10 and right now I am listening to her squeal and laugh with a friend that spent the night! I had to wipe a tear from my eye! Don't worry about 7 tweens, a parent at school just told me yesterday that 7 is the perfect number for a combination of children. :) Enjoy your princess...and Roll Tide!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh happy birthday to your princess! Hope you have a wonderful celebration. My "baby" turned 30 in December -- how did that happen? It comes faster than you can possibly know!

Libby Murphy said...

Oh what a beautfil and heartfelt post filled with a mother's love. Your little girl is precious and I hope you will keep a copy of your entry for her to read and enjoy when oneday she has a daughter of her own. Have a great day celebrating the 11th anniversary of her birth - surely the angels are dancing among the stars.
Happy Twirls

Jane said...

Happy birthday to your little princess! May she have a wonderful day...and year... filled with surprise and wonder.
Jane (artfully graced)

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to your Princess! I hope that she has a lovely day!

jennifer said...

I should also say that I am thankful all is well after her emergency birth. I'm sure after that scare, you hold her a little closer.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful post...and a beautiful girl

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

I love this. My DIL who is a dermatologist in La Jolla, California enjoys dressage. She is really tiny and looks so cute on the horse she rides.
The "Princess" is adorable!!
Ladybug Creek

Judy said...

Okay, I'm going to try and write this w/o crying.

I can so relate to your post about your Princess. My princess is 33 years old and I have enjoyed each and every day of her life. Watching her grow into the wonderful woman she is today has been a pleasure but I still see her as my little girl. The most precious gift she ever game me is involving me with the life of HER princess, my granddaughter, Taylor. Taylor reminds me so very much of her mother it's scary.

So while your Princess will grow, so will your relationship with her. My daughter told someone one time that her mom was her very best friend! What a compliment that is.

Off to find a tissue!