EIGHT years ago,
I was in the cozy maternity ward
at Saddleback Hospital
eagerly awaiting the arrival of our girl.
If I knew then what I know now...
I think that day would be so different.
It would look more like:
If I knew then that it would be *my* only
day to give birth, it would change
the makeup of that day dramatically.
I think being a young Mom has its perks -
but also the drawbacks...
Feeling that time is infinite,
moments are destined to be repeated,
hurry up and move on to the next big thing,
as there is always something new/exciting around the bend.
This year is the first year that I haven't
hosted my first pity party...party of 1.
No woe-is-me-isms about letting down
myself, my husband, my birthday girl
that our collective dreams of a big family
have not come to fruition...
and look how quickly the time is passing...
Today is all about my girl.
My only daughter.
I am savoring the time NOW.
I am praying NOW.
I am dreaming NOW.
I am praising the Lord NOW.
I am cherishing each moment NOW.
I am rejoicing NOW.
My only girl is 8 only one time,
and today is HER day.
I'm just privileged to be in the front row
as her #1 cheerleader.
Just remember YOUR words...You're not a big girl, YET. ;)
I love you, Katie Roo.