My Best Girl

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that can never end.
— Richard Bach

The Princess turns four today!

I remember the day she was born, when I held her for the first time, wondering how anything could be so perfect – she was so tiny, with a perfectly round head – and when Nate and Molly left me alone with her to take a walk, I sang to her, and whispered to her all the things I wanted to teach her as she got bigger, and told her that she would always be my best girl.

She’s at the beach celebrating this week, and I can hardly believe what a big girl she’s become – Nate sent me a couple of pictures yesterday of her early birthday celebration. Here she is on her new “Princess” bike:

And Molly, my ever-creative sister-in-law, has struck again with this castle cake:

I don’t know how she comes up with these things (she did Thomas the Tank Engine for the Conductor’s birthday in January), but she never ceases to amaze me. (And I see there were Dots involved. Why was I not invited?)

I’m headed down next weekend for a little belated celebration; this is the first of her birthdays that I haven’t been there for the actual day, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. I got her some clothes, a very cute pair of shoes, and a baseball glove. Pink, of course!


4 thoughts on “My Best Girl

  1. hee, she’s pretty darn cute!
    Like I told you before, she looks like you! You and your brother must look a lot alike!
    Happy Birthday, Princess ♥

  2. I ran across the link to your blog the other day and had forgotten I had it. As a matter of fact, I had forgotten ‘who’ you were, except that I knew you from the GDT. (I know.) Then I finally figured it out somehow – god only knows how with these 2 brain cells of mine.

    I love to read your stuff, and can I just say – you’re a fantastic, beautiful, funny, caring, smart woman. Don’t hurry love. It will find you when you’re least expecting it.

    Love yourself and your wonderful family and enjoy each day as it comes.


  3. Stefanie – thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the compliments and the advice.

    Coll – people are of two minds on that – they either think Nate and I look very much alike or not at all. I see myself in her – we have similar coloring – but she has a way cuter nose than I do!

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