I vowed to spend a post putting the focus on her upon our return to my photo archives.
Here is my SuperGirl's Happy Birthday post... two weeks late!
I remember vividly the night you were born.
I had started labor that afternoon and was annoyed and needing distraction. I insisted on going to a movie...
"What if your water breaks in the theater?" daddy asked.
"GOOD!" was my reply.
Clearly, I was ready for you to make your arrival ;-)
I went to see The Sweetest Thing starring Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate and laughed my butt off... which makes contractions extra painful as I found out, but I didn't care as much because something was funny.
I had forgotten how much childbirth hurts, even though I had vowed to NEVER forget.
I would be different from other women... I would NOT forget the pain.
It was a little before 3 a.m. when you came into the world... April 14, 2002.
I finally had a little girl...
You were sweet, easy and happy from Day One.
Everything a mommy could hope for :)
Like nearly every baby, you took a few baths in the kitchen sink!
You loved to hang out with daddy...
and to dig around in drawers.
Everywhere you went, you made friends easily :)
And you slept like an angel.
With an engaging smile on your face, you turned
And continued to be a sunny, happy, joyful girl...
loved by everyone.
A Dora birthday delighted you when you were
Nearly bald for the first few years of life, you were a real curly girlie by the time you were
A globe-trotter at an early age, you spent your birthday in Paris when you turned
In a year of upheaval, you demonstrated courage and strength beyond your years
before the fun-filled day you turned
The Birthday Harley ride...
Later that year, you also learned to ride a horse...
And then a two-wheeler!
Surrounded by friends, you became
You continued to be vibrant, enthusiastic and amazing at
You found your inner athlete and turned
You opened your birthday presents in sheer delight :)
And now you are
Happy Birthday to my wonderful, sparkling delight of a girl :)
You inspire, you ground, you give...
I love you with all my heart.