Sunday, March 1, 2009

She made it to 6

I remember so well everything leading up to the Wild Child's birth. I remember the move right before she was born from Utah to Kansas. I remember the morning she was born. The way her soft little skin felt against my cheek. I remember the brave face her birth mom put on, but how I could feel her heart break.

From the first moment I held the baby Wild Child, I knew I would be more than her mom. I knew that as she grew we would also be good friends. Now that she has just turned six, I am wondering how she survived that long. For example: She was behind this incident and this one and this one. Then there is her love of "free gum." You know, it's free because somebody else has already discarded it and put it under the table or dropped it on the side walk. Yummy-huh? Well, that is nothing when you consider that she has sampled toilet water at Shopko. Honestly, this kid could survive a biological attack. Her immune system is well practiced.

So here are some pictures of her over the past six years that make my heart ache to have a few of those moments back and a few that make me realize there is still much fun to be had ahead.
Happy Birthday, Wild Child! I love you more than you will know until you have children of your own. Thank you for making my life fun and interesting. Most of all thank you for letting me be your mom!

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh that almost brought a tear to my eye thinking of this huge crazy thing happening to so many lives at once to bring this wild little thing into your life!! WHat a cute girl!! That pic of her looking over someones shoulder as they looked at a fridge is the cutest thing ever. Oh, and the swimming one. Too too darling.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

My goodness she is a doll. I kept deciding "this pics my favorite", then I'd see the next one... "no that one is"! And with an immune system like hers, I for one, think she's ready to take on the world!

cat said...

Gelukkige verhaarsdag (Happy Birthday) dear Wild child. She is such a pretty girl mom, and has grown so much. You should be very proud of her. Congratulations.

carrielt said...

I love the pink and purple shoes. She is such a cutie.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Jen said...

this was a beautiful post. I LOVED all the pictures.

Krista said...

Knowing the real WC it is amazing she has lasted! She's a tough girl and we know her and Mimi were separated at birth. I love that WC who drinks from the WC! She is definitely never boring!

Screwed Up Texan said...

Ah! What an adorable little girl...you are so blessed to have her in your life. As I reflect on how much my little ones have grown I hope that I am instilling in them good values and lots of confidence to take of the world. The hardest for me is when they begin to take on independence and say they dont need me...I know they will always love me, but it is hard to imagine the day when they leave home. Thankfully, I have years to go before I have to deal with that.

orangemily said...

Happy Birthday!
I am surprised she has survived!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Princess! What a beautiful little girl, and wonderful parents. It's too bad that they age us along with them, isn't it?

Tash said...

oh that was so sweet. Is it crazy that you just seem to know somehting or have a little inkling of how they will be or how much you will love them.
What a sweet post!

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday cutie. Be grateful to your mom for making a cute post about you. My little Zoey had a birthday in January and is still waiting for her mother to write her a touching tribute.