Monday, July 26, 2010

My Birthday Girl: I remember....

"Can you believe it's been two years?" has been the question of the month.
My answer is almost always.  "Why yes I can!"
"But it's gone by so fast." is what they usually say.
And, in a way they are right -- I remember those early moments like it was yesterday. 
I remember getting "the call" that rocked our world.
I remember going to the hospital and laying our eyes upon the most beautiful little miracle with chubby cheeks and tiniest little body.
I remember being wheeled out of the hospital carrying my brand new daughter - just like all the other "real" moms. 
I remember driving home with her only four hours after we found out about her. 
I remember looking at my husband in disbelief and awe and saying, "I can't believe our long and winding journey has finally brought us to our baby."
I remember my husband saying to me, "Nobody's going to believe that WE have a five pound baby."  And then I remember laughing. :)
I remember realizing that our nursery was no longer empty....
....and neither were our hearts.
I remember promising that I wasn't going to wish it all away like many parents do.  You know the comments...
"It'll be so much better when she can eat solid food."
"Oh, I can't wait for her to sit up."
"Once she can crawl, I won't have to hold her all the time."
or "When is she ever going to walk?"
Now, don't get me wrong.  There have been some days that I couldn't wait to be over...
...but I can honestly say that I have really savored my moments these last two years.  Being a stay-at-home-mom has afforded me few breaks, but MANY privileges and joys.  No regrets here.

So maybe for some, these last two years of Gianna's life have flown by.  But for me, they have moved at the most perfect speed....slow enough to document many many ordinary moments - which in fact, have proven to be quite extraordinary. 

So, my sweet TWO YEAR OLD girl, Happy Birthday to you. You are my brightest sunshine, my best entertainment, my sweetest joy and my biggest blessing (along with your Daddy.)  I look forward to what that wonderful world of TWO has in store for us. Mommy loves you big, big, BIG.


  1. I just have to say I'm in a mess of tears right now after reading this post. I hope that one day I too can receive that important phone call. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! Here's to many more years!

  2. Sooo sweet (your post AND that two year old!)!

  3. What a beautiful post about your beautiful daughter! So precious! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! Your little girl is tooooo cute!! I also liked your cooking blog. I bookmarked it. Ill be visiting again!

  5. That is the SWEETEST post I have ever read! Truly! Congratulations on your beautiful two year old girl, and you are right, we should just slow down and enjoy every minute!

  6. What a precious post, and even more precious little girl. So so sweet! Happy Birthday Gianna!

    p.s. love her name!

  7. So precious!!!! And I love her little pig tails!

  8. She is so adorable... what a blessing!!!!

  9. Stopped by from Jenna's Journey. What a special story. Happy 2 YEARS!

  10. what an amazing story!! happy 2 years! She's simply precious! :)

  11. OMG! YAY! So happy she's been your light! :) I can't wait to see how much I've gone through once Marlee hits 2! :)

    Oh and the note picture...goodness...couldn't stop laughing!!! :)

  12. Just love the tutu picure! Very cute . . . your daughter is precious!

  13. Your little girl is beautiful! Hope she had a great birthday! Came from Jenna's.

  14. That is the sweetest post I've read in a long time. I cannot wait to be a Mom- in whatever way God blesses me. Gianna is a lucky girl! I can tell she has an awesome Mommy.

    Happy 2nd Birthday Gianna!!

  15. This is such a sweet post. Two of our dearest friends are in the process of adopting an 18 month old and her newborn brother. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful!


    PS: I'm over from Jenna's Journey's blog hop!

  16. So cute! Such a sweet post too! I'm here from Jenna's Journey. I love your blog!

  17. What a sweet post AND a sweet little girl! Happy Birthday Gianna!

  18. Your daughter is so cute! I cannot imagine how exciting it would be to get that call to come pick up your baby!

  19. That was happy to find your blog....Enjoying some blog hopping tonight....Hope you will stop by...I have some great giveaways on my holiday blog and a special post on Grammy Girlfriend.

  20. From Jenna's BLOG! And Now a follower as well! Your daughter is beautiful! And yes the post made me cry! LOVE the note to daddy...NO nap or short nap days send me over the edge!!! ha Shes precious! LOVE the bows too!

  21. What a beautiful story and post, I have such great admiration for you and your journey. You are a real mom!


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