10 Years Ago Today 2

…landisdad and I walked into a hospital as a couple of adults, and walked out as parents. (All right, that was actually 10 years from two days from now, but that’s somewhat less poetic.)

Happy Birthday, darling Bee.

I never thought that you would be almost as tall as I am, by the time you were 10 years old.

I didn’t know that you would be the kind of kid who eats her dessert as slowly as possible, in order to wring every bite of enjoyment out of it.

I knew that you would be a reader (how could you not be? you’re my daughter!), but I never knew how awesome it would be to see you reading at your safety post, every morning.

I never knew you would be such a good singer.

I didn’t know that you would love soccer, even this year when you have to be on a team with boys.

I never knew that I would worry about you every single day of the rest of my life.

I didn’t know that I would be proud of you every single day for the rest of my life.

Thank you for being the best 10-year-old girl in the Western Hemisphere. Have a wonderful birthday, Bee, and may it be followed by a wonderful year.


September 30, 2009. growing up. 10 comments.