Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 338: Six

Six years of Joyful Moments from my sweet Sweet P.

This is one of my favorite pictures of her.  For so many reasons.  The gigantic funky binky.  The precious wrinkly newborn skin on her fingers (five days old).  The beautiful, soft hair.  But mostly, the attitude in that cute face with the furrowed brow and all.  We had these crazy bright lights set up in the living room for the shoot (thanks to my oh-so-talented Aunt K!) and she was SO mad about them.  So mad.  When she was mad she would just let loose with these crazy screams.  HH dubbed her "lobster baby" in the hospital.

Even memories of that bring me Joyful Moments now.  Because I'm on this side of things and I know those crazy, rough first weeks and months don't last forever.  And are full of beautiful, precious times as well.

I miss that little baby girl.  But she continues to be such a precious Joyful Moment for me.  She so sweet.  She's so thoughtful and caring.  She is an example to me in her willingness to give and to share.  She is absolutely beautiful inside and out.  She made sure to let me know how much she appreciated everything I did and gave her today for her birthday.  She wanted to give me a great big bear hug after each and every gift as she opened them.

And I'd be lying if I said that her complete joy at receiving all the perfect gifts wasn't a Joyful Moment for me as well.  What can I say?  I'm a mama.

Happy Birthday, Sweet P!  Here's to infinitely more years of Joyful Moments having you as a daughter!

Wishing you all six years worth of Joyful Moments!


Linda said...

I've been wondering what you post about your 6 year old sweetheart. Can you believe she's that old?! Even when we wished her "Happy 6th Birthday" it was hard to say those words; how can she be 6 already? I think she froze at 4 when we no longer lived close enough to drive to each other's home. I miss that. And I'm grateful we had it for a few years. :)

Our joy was wishing her HB and hearing her say that she'd love to have us live close so we could be there. She's very good at expressing love. She must have inherited that. love you!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!