Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Girlie!

Happy 9th birthday to my sweet angel Girlie.You have brought nothing but joy to my life from the minute I realized that you were growing inside of me.

Did you know that your daddy and I thought we weren't going to be able to have children? We tried for a couple years, and had almost given up. We would try to satisfy ourselves with travel and being a great aunt and uncle, we consoled ourselves by saying.

But I always wanted to be a mom, and your daddy ached for a child of his own to hold.

The day I found out I was pregnant with you I felt like I was walking on air. I had to keep telling myself "I'm pregnant. I'm pregnant." You were such a wonderful gift and a blessing from the start.

My pregnancy with you was smooth and happy and joyous. I realize now that part of that was because of your sweet personality already making itself known to me and through me. In fact, the minute you were born I already missed you inside of me. I cried, wanting that closeness again. But you have always been there by my side. What would I do without you?

I thought I wanted you to be a boy. Silly me. What did I know?

Through you I've been able to experience a father's love for his daughter (something I never got to feel) by seeing how much your daddy loves you.I watch the two of you and just soak it in.You were our miracle baby. You were born weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and never stopped growing. I was so proud of how big and healthy you were. I loved to show you off wherever I went. And you would coo and smile like a little angel.And you've always been so smart. And so eager to please. So curious about life, so loving, so giving.You fooled me into thinking that this child-raising business was a breeze. Then came your brothers after you. I've since been corrected.

And speaking of your brothers, oh how they adore you. They look up to you, and you are a great example for them.I love our talks over tea, our giggles and ticklings. I am cherishing every moment with you.

I am lucky to have you.

I can't believe how fortunate I am that I get to experience every aspect of your sweet existence. I look forward to growing with you, together and apart and together again, as life is. I will always be right beside you in everything you do.

I love you, my sweet angel."Beautiful baby from the outside in
Chase your dreams but always know the road
that will lead you home again.
Go on take on this whole world
But to me you know you'll always be
My little girl."


Anonymous said...

That is so precious! :)

Angela Martínez said...

Oh! Happy birthdy Girlie!

Katrina, I admit that this was so sweet that I'm sitting here wiping tears from my eyes. So sweet! I hope that you save these little tributes somewhere so that you can share them with your kids as they grow up.

Hope y'all have a wonderful day.

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday, Girlie! What a beautiful post, Katrina.

msubulldog said...

Oh, now you're going to make me cry. *sniff*
Happy Birthday, Girlie! Hope it is as sweet as you are. :)

Tam said...

Okay! Nothing like a good cry first thing in the morning. :-)

Happy Birthday, Girlie! You're sure a cutie pie (and apparently always have been)

I got my M&Ms, thank you very much!

I'm glad to know that someone else feels as I do: The next best thing to having a daddy (which I didn't either) is to watch your daughter bask in the love of a terrific one. It ALMOST fills that empty space inside...almost.

Luv2ReedGrandma said...

Happy Birthday little 9 year old!!!How nice to share this world with someone like you and your mommie! Now I am singing that song, Katrina :) You know it fits you, too. Love GmaMom

Stephanie said...

yep. i cried. hahah

beautifully written unka shaina. Hope you had a wonderful day to celebrate her nine years!


Maribel said...

You are such a lucky mommy to have such a beautiful daughter. You are truly blessed.

Madame Purl said...

Happy Birthday Girlie!!!!

knittinmom said...

Aw, that is so sweet! I know I'm late, but Happy B-day to Girlie! She really is the world's biggest sweetie pie.