Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Dear Lady A-

Yesterday was your birthday.

Please forgive me for being a day late.  Yes, you are the second child and while things may be more relaxed with you, never, ever, for a single second think Daddy and I love you any less.  

I cannot believe that two years ago you, our little miracle girl, were born.  You came into the world not crying, but according to the doctor, staring at everyone with your big brown eyes.  

Those are the big brown eyes I love to stare into every day.  With their deep sweetness.  

And their hint of mischief.

You are growing into one phenomenal little girl. 

You are fearless and confident, yet steady.  Every visit to the playground has me, nerves a-flutter, craving a valium.

You are so polite.  When you say "thank you" after receiving something, I melt.

You are determined to be independent, whether it's getting dressed, helping yourself to food in the fridge or trying to put on your own diaper.  Really. 

You are smart as a whip.  Your way with words and knack for puzzles amaze me.

And you take no prisoners.  Anyone who denies you your just due, had better watch it.  You may love to play ballerina, and wear tights and tulle skirts, but YOU. WILL. TAKE. SOMEONE. OUT.

Even though I live for that little dimpled face, for those cuddles you grant only when you are ready, I can't wait to see the girl and woman you become.

You'll never know, dear, how much I love you. . .

My sunshine.

Hope you had a Happy day, my baby angel.



  1. what a lovely tribute! happy birthday little cousin! i hope to meet her soon. she sounds like an amazing person already, and she's a gemini, so that makes her even more special. ;) she'll be even more amazing when she's older and the world needs her and more like her, kicking butt and taking names, but politely mind you. always politely.

    1. Thanks so much, cousin! I hope you can meet Lady A soon as well. She is definitely a force of nature. Her dad calls her F5. And as for the politely thing - we are working on it. Someone has begun shoving other kids at the playground. Sigh.

  2. What a cutie and what a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to your little girl!

    1. Thanks, Andrew! I appreciate your stopping by! Now pray for me as the parent of a 2 year old and a 3.5 year old. Do you know if they sell vodka I.V. drips?


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