Happy Birthday Aggie!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

You might have noticed its a little slow around here this week. It's been crazy in real life so I'm taking advantage of the slow holiday week to take a small blogging break. But I couldn't let today go by without mentioning that this little lady turns 3 today.


photo by the always amazing katie donnelly

And when I say lady, I mean it.  No more baby here.  She has opinions and lets us know about them in a clear and convincing voice.  She is always negotiating for a little treat, a little more tv time, a little more time in her princess dresses.  She looks at the world with wonder and joy that I hope never leaves her.

I was a reluctant mother for most of my childbearing years. In my 20s I wanted nothing to do with motherhood. Even when I changed my mind in my 30s, I was still terrified.  It all sounded kind of awful - sleepless nights, diapers, being responsible for a tiny tyrant. I was wrong. I don't throw around the term "blessed" very lightly but there is simply no other way to describe how I feel about my girl.  I hope she always feels the overwhelming love I feel for her.  Happy Birthday little girl.

Please excuse the emotional break in normal programming. I'll be back with best of the blog recaps, a Vienna trip and a Paris themed birthday party posts soon!


12 comments:

  1. if i feel the love you are feeling for her, i am sure she does, too. you have me in tears. i am also an emotional hot mess at the moment so that may be a factor.

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  2. Happy Birthday Aggie!! It's been a joy to watch you grow up!

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  3. Happy Birthday Little One....may your world always be full of wonder and joy!

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  4. What a sweet post. Happy birthday Agatha!

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  5. What a beautiful blessing you have been given. Happy birthday to Miss Aggie and Happy New Year to you and the family. Vikki in VA

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  6. She is such a beautiful treasure!

    Being an older mother of one child, a son who will be 23 in a few weeks! Yikes....I understand where you're coming from. All I can say is that it just gets better & better. I've loved each stage of our son's life & you will as well. My fears were the teen years & becoming a mother-in-law someday but here I am totally in love with my daughter-in-law as much as my son. Those things we fear, they are hard to face & live through but totally worth it in comparison to the joy being a mother brings.

    Happy birthday to the star in your family!

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  7. I love your honesty. I never felt the pull of motherhood either. But I jumped in crazily anyway and am cuddling my 2 month old little boy as I read this! I love your blog! Keep the travel stories with kids coming, please, and urban yards/gardens etc.

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  8. I love your honesty. I never felt the pull of motherhood either. But I jumped in crazily anyway and am cuddling my 2 month old little boy as I read this! I love your blog! Keep the travel stories with kids coming, please, and urban yards/gardens etc.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your precious daughter. It's a blessing for sure.

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  10. She is a beauty! That overwhelming love is amazing, isn't it? Imagine it multiplied! :)

    I look forward to ALL your posts, even ( maybe especially!) the rare outbreak of emotion!

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