Monday, September 14, 2009

22 years ago today....

A beautiful baby girl was born.


Never did I expect to experience life as a mother for the first time with nothing but pure happiness. She taught me to look for hidden laughter. Example, babies do dig in their poop diapers and when it's all over their face, don't ask, "What is that?"



She taught me that little things mean a lot. Example, she was attached not only to a favorite cabbage patch doll which she named Blue Baby but also a cd cover of Whitney Houston. Hard to explain why she was crying because her "Weenit" picture wasn't in the diaper bag.



She taught me to relax when she climbed up on chairs and tables and jumped off. She taught me to be calm when she bit a hole in her tongue the size of a quarter. Holding her hand as I drove to the ER, I realized just how precious she was and also how addicted to gum she was, after not being able to chew it for a few weeks.



She taught me that it's good to make up songs and sing them to anyone who was willing to listen, after all, everyone needs a little music in their lives. Who cares if it was the Annie song, Tomorrow, that she sung over and over again.

She taught me to appreciate the talent and abilities in people, no matter who they are. In her acting days, she thought Whoopi Goldberg was the greatest and wrote a letter to tell her so. She also watched the movie Ghost over and over again, at 6 years old. I have no idea what it was about that movie that she liked but she did.



She taught me that it was okay to eat an apple every day because it was preparing her to become the vegetarian that she is today.

She taught me to see love and beauty in everything. When her and her sister would play in their mud pool (too poor to afford a real pool...kidding) it was like the greatest thing ever.

Most of all, she taught me that being her mommy has been the greatest joy of my life.

I hope that you have a wonderful birthday. Although you're now a married woman, I will always think of you as my baby. Thank you for being a precious treasure in my life.

Happy Birthday, Ev'Yan! I love you!

24 comments:

Jeanette said...

That was beyond beautiful!

Frau said...

Ah! Happy Birthday to your girl! Wonderful tribute...you are both lucky to have each other.

Buckeroomama said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! What a lovely, lovely post... and what a beautiful name she has. :)

Blessings to both of you.

Nezzy said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful baby girl who taught you unconditional love and blessings to the sweet Mama who gave her life. Have a great one!!!

Soxy Deb said...

That was so sweet and funny.
Happy Birthday Ev'Yan!

Ev`Yan said...

Awwwwww! I was quite the space cadet when I was little, wasn't I?

I love you!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

What a beautiful post....and Happy Birthday Ev'Yan.

Danica said...

Beautiful!!!

Happy birthday to your baby girl!

ethelmaepotter! said...

You two are blessed beyond compare. Happy birthday, baby girl.

Angel said...

Oh my goodness don't they grow fast? wow what a beautiful little one

Lin said...

Happy Birthday--to BOTH of you! What a special day for you both to share. She is lovely, Simone.

Barrie said...

What a neat post!

dana said...

Obviously you were a superb mother to learn such wonderful lessons. You did it the right way and I envy both of you.

Kwana said...

Happy birthday to your girl!

zunzun said...

That was beautiful...happy birthday to your "little" girl!

Suz said...

Great post. Just missing a photo of her now - the finished product!

Elle Bee said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely lady! That was such an utterly sweet tribute to her.
Elle

Joanna Jenkins said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER!!!!!
Your post is beautiful and heartfelt and so YOU that I'm sure your daughter knows how very loved she is.
xoxoxoxoxox to you BOTH!

blueviolet said...

Awwww....happy birthday!

Dandy said...

Awwww happy birthday to her!

sherry ♥ lee said...

What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful child...love these photographs!! Your memories are precious to both of you and I love how you have learned so much about mothering and life. A beautiful name by the way...my son's name is Evan (he will soon be 22). We were on similar wave lengths back then I'd say!! :) Happy birthday to Ev'Yan and may she have many more filled with joy and possibility!

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