Friday, May 15, 2009

Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago today, I became Mommy.

My Swee-T Pea,

You are SO not washing my hair!

You are the light of my life. Your eyes, and pink cheeks, and laugh captivated me from day 1.

At 25, I had no idea what I was getting into. We weren't even married a year when you were born, just before our first anniversary. Your temper was something to see!!! But so was your joy.

I love your laugh, your beautiful dimples that you got from your daddy, and your quick smile.

Flower Pea

Silly or serious, you are the most lovely little girl in the world to me.

America's Next Top Model-in-Training

Hey, a bunny's gotta eat.

More than that, though, I love your beauty on the inside. You honestly care about others, and are always willing to help, to step in and do what needs to be done to make something right. You are fair, and don't base your thoughts or opinions on what others say, traits which I am both proud and a little in awe of in a person so young.

You are both artistically talented and intellectually gifted. You fill my heart and our home with music.

Knock 'em dead, baby!

I am so impressed by all you have achieved, and so very excited to see what you will do next. I love that we are able to relate on an increasingly personal level, as snarky people as well as parent-child, and I look forward to when you are grown, and to having someone as wonderful as you for my best friend.

Happy birthday, my sweet, and many, many more.



Hotch Potchery said...

How sweet!

AndreAnna said...

Very sweet! Happy Birthday!

(P.S. I had a honeymoon baby, so I'm so with ya on the "not being married a year" yet. LOL)

(P.P.S. My word verification is "stylin" LOLOL)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Her baby cheeks were scrumptious!

creative kerfuffle said...

oh astarte, this was incredibly sweet! happy bday to josie--she's so lucky to have a mom like you. and she's an awesome, awesome girl.

Chantal said...

Awe look at those cheeks!!

Kelsey said...

Happy birthday to Josie!!!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Happy Birthday Josie! What a sweet post.

d e v a n said...

How sweet! Happy birthday Josie!

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Yay! This made me cry (not too hard to accomplish these days but still). I love the photos. I love the sentiments.

Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to you little bunny!!! :D

Ross and I almost died at how cute the Bunny and Kix photo!!! LOL *LOVE*
You guys are so lucky to have each other, I love the best friend part :)

(May 15th was my due date on Violet, had he May 6th ;)

arbee said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!

Love the baby pics...and her adorableness! :)

Kristi said...

Happy belated Birthday, Josie. The 1st picture made my Monday!!