Thursday, March 12, 2009
This Little Thing
This little thing isn't so little anymore. In fact, tomorrow she has her 12th birthday. All the usual cliches run through my mind, of course--wow, time flies. Look how much she's changed. Where did all that time go? She's grown up so quickly. Yes, those thoughts are ever present. Mostly, however, I think about how unbelievably lucky Alex and I have been to have had her in our lives for twelve years. I think about how proud we are of her and of all the gifts she's given us. She made us smile from her first moments with us. Her enormous jade green eyes scanned her world, taking it all in, and out came insight, wisdom and warmth. This past year with her has been a breathtaking journey, wrought with change, growth, new paths taken. To my little thing, not so little any longer, thank you for choosing me to be your mother.