10 November 2011

Eight

Eight years ago, she was a helpless newborn, full of unrealized potential. Today, she's a third grader, full of vim and vinegar, piss and vigor.



Eight years ago, she was 22". Now she's 53", and has grown two and a half inches since last year.



Eight years ago, I didn't know that she would make me a better person, bit by bit, every single day.

Happy birthday, girlie. You'll always be my favorite baby.

18 comments:

Pinky said...

Happy Birthday, Girlie! I love that she kind of looks like Lila in that picture!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Welcome to EIGHT!

Jody

Bibliomama said...

Eight totally rocks. Cheers to you both. I mean all three of you. Cheers to everybody. Blanket cheers.

YourFireAnt said...

Lovely post, Maggie. Beautiful girlie.

Any mother'd be proud....

This Here Bliss said...

Happy Birthday! Eight is Great!

alejna said...

Happy birthday, wonderful girl!

FreshHell said...

Happy, Happy birthday to her! Eight is such a great age!

Bee said...

Eight is one of the very best ages. Enjoy: mother and daughter both.

Best birthday wishes! xo

De said...

My daughter got a card for her eighth birthday that I loved. I goes like this:

"Extra-cool
Invincible
Girl-powerful
Hip 'n stylin'
Totally wow

Eight - it's an attitude."

I think that fits Mir, too.

Your text resonated with me because just last night as Fiona stepped out of the shower, I wrapped the blanket around her and hugged her. She complained, "I can't hug you back," and I said, "You couldn't hug me when you were a tiny baby, either, but I hugged you all the time." Then I remarked that she was 21 1/2 " long at birth, which is almost two feet, so how come she's only grown three feet (and some inches) in the last nine years??

Yes, my children have made a world of difference in me.

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter and congratulations, Mom.

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slow panic said...

Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful post.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Happy birthday!

susan said...

Happy birthday, M! May it be another wonderful year! (and good going, Magpie, for all those years of good parenting)

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Happy birthday, Girlie! She looks so much like you in this picture.

Mary G said...

It's a perfect age! Belated happy wishes to both Eight and her mom.

painted maypole said...

so sweet.

i wish we had the height on a doorframe. We've moved three times since MQ was born. :(

slouchy said...

Happy (belated) birthday, M.!

Antropóloga said...

Oh, belated birthday wishes!