Thursday, January 27, 2011

they say it's your birthday

Well I tell them to just hush.  That it can't be seven years already.

But then I see you, making eggs for our breakfast, reading the card I made for you, trying to navigate the emotions that come with growing, and I know-

-I know-

that it is so.

You are seven.  You are tall

and strong

and compassionate

and funny

and creative

and smart.

Oh so smart.  I can't get over you.

Today as we heap presents upon you, know that it is a meager attempt to show you what a gift you are to us.

It is my joy to share this journey of growth with you.  Since the day you were born, we have been discovering this world together.  I am blessed to have a fellow sojourner such as you.

Happy birthday my girl.


Anonymous said...

Happy 7th Birthday to your girl. She is such a cutie! Hope she has a wonderful and blessed day!

affectioknit said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!! =)

Traci said...

Happiest birthday celebration days Dylin!

The Farmers said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl. Btw I saw your pics on Ryan Price's website and they are perfect. An exact image of your family.

Aleesa said...

I can't believe she is 7!!Happy Birthday!
Mandi you are such a good mom and what a beautiful post.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday, Moonpie! Seven is a fabulous age. :)

Dee said...

oh snap! my daughter is 7 on the 1st Feb. where DOES that time go??
my dauagther is mad obsessed with Little House on the Prairie so it's bonnets and a visit to the historic village for us!


ps.thanks for your comment (the kenny rogers/gambler/parenting one!!)