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5 Years Ago…

January 9, 2009

5 years ago today, I was in a Roanoke, VA hospital having just had The Bug. I’ve been thinking about that tiny baby all week, then looking at the person she is today. How do they get so big? And beautiful? And smart? And smart MOUTHED? I can take credit for the genetic smart aleck. I give J. the credit for smart and beautiful.

I just can’t believe we have a 5 year old, almost a kindergartener! I think about all she’s done, all she’s been through. 3 moves and 4 houses (including a temporary corporate apartment in between Roanoke and Richmond, for those of you counting). Hospital stays and visits, hundreds of needle sticks and 2 surgeries. A few babysitters, 2 pre-schools, and becoming a big sister. More music and books than I believed one house could hold. Princesses, soccer balls, Barbies and dump trucks. Everything makes her… The Bug. And we wouldn’t trade a day.

One day maybe she’ll read this and I hope she understands, “We love you more than we could ever express. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2009 8:16 pm

    Happy B-day!

  2. January 9, 2009 10:42 pm

    I love how you take credit for the smart aleckiness. 🙂 Hope the Bug, Bean, Betty, and Boo get a chance to play together someday. And Happy 5th Birthday, Bug!

  3. JEC permalink
    January 12, 2009 10:50 pm

    She’s the best princess in the Solar System!

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