1.23.2009

You Will Always Be My Baby




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDim9gD_pVA
(why can I never post videos, when everyone else can?)

In the sunlight or the rain, brightest nights or darkest days
I'll always feel the same way

whatever road you may be on
No you're never too far gone
My love is there wherever you may be
Just remember that you will always be my baby...

~Sara Evans


Today my baby turns eight years old. She was the happiest surprise I have ever received. We thought we'd stop at two kids, but I wasn't ready to do anything permanent. Now I know why.......God had other plans for me. He had plans for me to be the mother to my Princess.
This child is spunky and stubborn. She has been as far back as I can remember. She is headstrong and spoiled. She is terribly brilliant and incredibly caring. My pride in her goes beyond words. I love her fiercely and pity anyone who could ever try to come between us, or hurt my baby.
And she will always be my baby. J and I are very happy with our decision not to have any more children. She loves being my baby, and she knows that she always will be.
It's been hardest for me to watch her grow up than the other two, because I knew she would be the last one. Every birthday gets harder. Every grade in school marks another milestone.
But no matter what, she will always be my baby.
Today, we'll have a slumber party. Hannah Montana everything, and that, my friends, is LOVE. I will decorate my house with that pop tart's stuff because the Princess loves her, even though I don't. (and it's better than the JoBros, forheaven'ssake!)
And...shhhh....she doesn't know it yet, but besides all the Hannah Montana stuff........she's...getting...a...kitten!
And I will treasure every bittersweet moment of yet another birthday.


I love you with all my heart, my Princess.


24 comments:

Buddha's Place said...

She looks like a sweetie pie!

Kel said...

Happy Birthday Princess - I hope it is a wonderful year filled with much love!
~K

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Awww - what a sweet baby... I hope she has a wonderful day!!!

April said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your baby! I hope it's filled with lots of magical moments she'll always treasure.

It does get harder every year to watch your baby grow up...mine is now 12 years old and becoming more independent all the time (sniff, sniff). My oldest, of course, is soon to be 17 on Feb. 1. Now, THAT will be really hard.

Love the video...a favorite song of mine!

Karen said...

What a beautiful tribute to your little one!!!

Happy Birthday to your little Princess and I hope she has a wonderful day.

*HUGS*

Momisodes said...

This is so sweet. I'm all teary reading about your baby. I hope she has a wonderful birthday!!!

pb&j in a bowl said...

Happy Birthday to your Princess! What you wrote was incredibly sweet

Mama Wheaton said...

I have a baby too and it is so hard to watch him grow up!

iMommy said...

Oh, Happy Birthday!

Eat an extra piece of cake for me.

(I bet she'll love this letter when she gets older. One of the best things about a blog...)

Swirl Girl said...

Happy Birthday sweetie pie!

JEN said...

Happy birthday to your princess. My oldest, the queen, is going to be 10 on Tuesday. How did that happen?! Time goes by so quickly. Enjoy the slumber party. Have a great weekend!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Awww Happy Birthday to her!!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Princess...Hope you have a Super party.

Tara R. said...

She is precious! Happy Birthday to your Princess.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Aw, we have one of those surprise babies that happens when you think you're all done. They're very special. Happy birthday to your princess!

blueviolet said...

That is just so sweet! I can totally relate to the last one and the milestones she passes being especially significant. :)

MindyLew said...

Happy birthday to your princess. Have fun with the slumber party!! Enjoy every moment!!

WheresMyAngels said...

Happy Late Birthday!

Kelly said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you survived the Hannah Montana party!! ;)

You are looking SO good!!

Bad Momma said...

Awww! Happy Birthday Princess!

I know how you feel Mom. My baby will be 8 in March!

mrsbear said...

Happy Birthday to your spunky princess and OMG to the kitten. You might need some ear protection for the happy squeals. I also received your package. Thanks so much. I was so excited when I saw it with the mail. I'm going to post about it Wednesday if you want to swing by. Thanks again for the wonderful giveaway. ;)

Minxy Mimi said...

Awww, what a beautiful post! Its hard for me to also pack away my son's clothes... I know no other little boy of mine will ever waer them... It is sad and yest wonderful at the same time.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

awesome - love the photos

CC said...

Happy Birthday Princess!