Monday, September 21, 2009

(four score and) FIVE YEARS AGO...

It feels like it really could be four score and five years ago. I can't remember what life was like without her. And I feel like she's been with us forever. But she's only five.

and I think, seriously? We've lived all that 'life,' and it's only been five years?

Of course I remember the day she was born. It was a long long long day. It turned into a potential emergency c-section, but then bam! there she was! (well, not really bam.) and my life was changed forever.

My heart had no idea what it was in for.

and here we are, only five years later, with a PERSON on our hands. A person with thoughts, feelings, and words that are HERS. A girl with a huge heart and gift of empathy. who loves princesses, and dolls, and all things pink. A girl who looks an awful lot like her mommy at that age, but has a personality all her own. A girl who is dying to be Elpheba for Halloween. a girl who told her mommy, "it's okay mommy, you don't need makeup to look beautiful" and still loves her after forgetting her birthday cupcakes for her preschool class.

I had no idea I would love so deeply. I had no idea I COULD love so deeply.

Happy 5th birthday Lillian Grace. Your life has changed me forever, and I know it will change others forever too. I love you.

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8 comments:

Corinne Doughan said...

Happy Birthday Lillian from the Doughans!!! We are some of the lives you have changed!! :)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday grace. we love you and who you have become in the last 5 years!

maria

Kris McDonald said...

Wow, does she have some major attitude or WHAT?!?!? Love. It. Love you, too, Lillian!

Angela Kim said...

Not only does she act like she is about 15 years old, but I can't believe she only entered the world 5 years ago. So weird.

The birth of Lillian changed our whole family--FOR GOOD!

And I love how you captured her Sweet Spunk on her birthday :)

Melinda said...

Happy birthday beautiful girl! I love you so much, and I'm so proud to be your aunt!

Joel said...

Happy belated birthday Lillian! Love you!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

She is so sweet! Hope she had a good birthday!

Anonymous said...

"Well, not really bam." LOL... that really cracked me up. :D Hope 'our' little Spain baby had a wonderful FIFTH birthday!! CRAZY...
-mandy