Monday, January 26, 2009

moonpie's five

today is moonpie's fifth birthday. it seems unreal that she can be that old. yesterday she told me "tomorrow i'm going to be this tall" standing on her toes. she's also been telling me lately that i won't be able to hold her any more, because she'll be too big. little does she know that i'll be like that creepy old lady in love you forever, driving across town, crawling in her window when she's an adult, just to hold her. our little moonpie, called that by her daddy, "because her face is round, like a moonpie", he'd say. seems like every year that little moonpie face is getting slimmer, ushering us toward womanhood.

moonpie is an old soul- an 80 year old woman trapped in the body of a 5 year old. "mama, come outside! the sunset is amazing!" she hollers to me. she teaches me so much. how to appreciate the journey. how to watch out for tiny 'newborn' acorn hats before they are crushed underfoot. she is the ultimate chicken wrangler

and my hero

but most of all, she's my girl. my creative, responsible, book lovin', wiser than her age, girl. and i'd give the moon and and stars for her to know how big my love is for her. that i didn't know how gut wrenching and vulnerable love truly was until the day she was born. she introduced me to that new kind of love- that mama bear love that is so intense it can be frightening.

so here's to you, my little one...happy birthday!


johannapule said...

That made me cry. I love you Moonpie :) Happy 5th birthday, now don't get any older!!!

Brandi said...

Geez, thanks for making me cry into my grilled cheese.

I love you too, Moonpie. Happy birthday.

Steph said...

Yes, what a beautiful post!!!
Happy 5th Birthday, Dylin. Wow! What a big girl!!!!

Hope we get to see you guys soon! It seems like it's been forever!

Have a wonderful day!

Kellybird said...

What? 5? No. I don't believe it.

Where does the time go?

Happy Birthday, Moonpie. I'm so glad to know you.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Happy 5th birthday, Moonpie! I am totally impressed by that chicken wrangling. Two at a time!!