Saturday, September 26, 2009

My darling daughter . . .

Baby girl, you have grown so very big.
I love you with all my heart and my soul!

Today my baby turns 6! It has been a year of firsts . . . her first sleepover, her first day at Kindergarten and her first trip on a school bus. McCartney has always been my velcro child. When Harrison was born, it was obvious he was daddy's boy. He loved me, but much preferred his father when he needed some lovin'. I never knew what it was like having a child attached to you until McCartney came along. She has been attached to me like an extra appendage since the day she was born. She goes just about everywhere with me and she is always helping me do whatever it is I am doing at the time. She loves to help with laundry, she likes to sit in my chair with me and she will always engage me in conversation at any given moment. When she gets off the bus at night she runs into my office at the daycare to hug me. She cannot go past my office to go outside without stopping to see me. She HAS to be near me every waking moment. When

She is so much like me it is scary. She LOVES shoes. Since the time she could hold her head up in the shopping cart, she began wanting to head into the shoe department, every time we went past it! She is strong willed and stubborn. She does not like to perform for you on que, but she loves to show off on her timing! She has a horrific temper much like her mother. She has a wonderful soft heart and loves to help others. She is a nurturer and a softie. She is crafty and likes to find solutions to problems. If something doesn't work, she will try to do what it takes to make it work. She knows what she wants and won't stop until she gets it. She can holler nasty things at me one minute and turn and give me the sweetest kiss as soon as she is done being angry. She is her mother's daughter.

I hope she will grow to be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to injustices. I hope she will stand up for what she believes in and yet will have tolerance for differing opionions. I hope she will grow to be loved with the same strength that she loves. My baby deserves nothing less.


Eric Schansberg said...

She's a cutie!

I have four boys, so it always cracks me up to see pictures like this. Our pictures NEVER have backgrounds like that! ;-)

Ruby Green said...

lovely post.

Joe said...

They just don't stay little long, do they? Very nice!

zunzun said...

Happy belated b-day (we were out of town)...that was nice to read