Monday, June 27, 2011

Nine Years Ago...

It's rare that you know exactly what you were doing a given number of years ago on a certain day and time. But when you're commemorating the birth of your first born (and only) daughter, it's pretty easy to recall with great clarity!

Nine years ago right now I was exhausted and marveling over the miracle of the sweet girl's birth. I remember so much of that long day (following a very long night) with great clarity, including the thunderstorm outside the hospital window. Most of all, I just remember being utterly grateful for how the Lord had brought us through a difficult labor and delivery ~ and how precious that little baby in my arms (so tiny!) truly was.

And now I look at my long-legged, slender, twirling, laughing, fancy-dress wearing, short hair-cut sporting, doll hugging, brussels sprouts eating, punny, artistic, loving and creative nine year old...and I marvel even more.

6 comments:

Elouise82 said...

Happy ninth birthday to your sweet girl!

Free Range Anglican said...

She's delightful. Thanks for letting us share in her life and growing up. I can't tell you how much she charms me!

Beth said...

Thank you, Elouise! It's hard to believe she's 9 already! :)

Beth said...

Tara, thank you all for being part of her (and our) life. You and your family are such a blessing to us!

Erin said...

Somehow missed this yesterday. But a wonderful tribute to a wonderful girl!

Beth said...

Thanks, Erin! I can't believe how time is flying...