Today is a special day. It is your birthday. You are turning 3 and I'm wondering where theses 3 years have gone. There are so many things I find myself wanting to say to you, advice on life that is, but then I stop myself because, for goodness sake, you are only 3.
Yesterday, after Daddy assembled the bouncer for your party, we made our way inside. You cheered, "Girls only!" At first (because Mommy is a worry wart about safety), I made us bounce on opposite sides because I didn't want to accidentally fall on you, but you bounced your way over, and asked me to hold your hands. How could I refuse?
Now, because you are only 3, you will probably never ever remember this, but...
And Mommy let her guard down just a little and we bounced really high...
So high my hat flew off!
Then, you threw your hat off and said you wanted to be just like me.
I thought to myself, Don't limit yourself to who I am. You will be so much more.
We laughed and rolled around.
You bounced around until you could bounce no more and then you bounced right into my arms.
I could feel the beating of your little heart and it reminded me of the occasion when you first noticed that your heart beats. Since then, you frequently stop to let Daddy or me know that your heart is beating.
On this, your 3rd birthday, my heart beats for you, GG. I adore you. I admire you. I love you. And I sure do hope you can see it and feel it in the time we spend together. Time that has never been taken for granted. When I am old and look back on my life, one regret I know I won't have is spending so much time with you. Time that has been permanently etched into my heart because it defines much of who I am. If only you knew...
So, as you like to say, "Cheers!"
To another year of life.
11/29/2009 12:12 pm