Saturday, November 5, 2011

Birthday Princess......

When my oldest daughter was 6 we celebrated her birthday with a friends and family party. As I was serving her a piece of cake I called her by name. She looked over at me with her one tooth grin and in her lisp voice says "call me the birthday princess". My aunt who was standing next to her, burst out laughing. We called her the birthday princess for the rest of the day.

Well,Birthday Princess today you turn 20 years old. How that is even possible is beyond me. It seems like it was only yesterday that I was bringing a 8lb 13 oz wrapped in a blanket baby girl home. I remember thinking that day she has an old soul. Very mellow and wise behind her years. The changes in the last 20 years have been amazing. I watched a blond hair blue/gray eyed girl go from being quiet to being a shelf assured confident adult. I watched as she did plays and talent shows in front of hundreds of people to cheering in front of thousands of people. I've watched her fall in love and I've watched as her heart was broken. I cried just as hard on her first day of college as I did on her first day of kindergarten. Did I mention she is working her way through college while maintaining an A average? *Proud Mommy moment* I can't wait to see what the next 20 years hold for her as she continues to grow and become a wife and Mother. I know whatever she does it will continue to make her Mama proud.

Happy Birthday Princess!


Cynthia M. said...

It's amazing how quickly they grow. My little girl just turned 30 and has given me two grandchildren. Just the other day I stopped and wondered how I got to this stage in my life so quickly. I wouldn't change a thing though.

burgmom said...

I love this age. She is so pleasant to talk to. She knows where she is going in life. She has an awesome boyfriend so I'm sure marriage isn't too far away. I can't imagine having grandkids to spoil!

EmilyRobyn said...

Thanks mom : ) i loved reading this post all about me. I still, to this day, do not recall announcing that i was the birthday princess. However, every year, you treat me more and more like a young woman should be. I love the way we have grown and bonded as i have gotten older. it means so much to me and i hope we keep it this way as our family does eventually grow. I would love to have *S as part of our family someday, when that will be, who knows, but i am glad to have you and dad apart of it! : )