Friday, July 9, 2010

Is This The Little Girl I Carried?

Today is Emily's birthday!
My little baby princess who's biggest dream in life was to have a 'pink birf-day party' and raise kittens.
It hardly seems possible she's now 19 years old, a beautiful young woman about to enter/endure her second year of college.

She's my quiet, melancholy, FUNNY as heck, child. Her nickname at work is "Mouse", yet she's got a fierce temper that can shatter glass. She's spiritual, silly, and super athletic. She loves music and can barely sing a note one degree beyond tone-deaf.  She's experiencing 'first love' and dreams for the future. I'm biting my nails and praying.
We're celebrating by going to tea...of course.  I secretly bought her the 15lb. kettle ball she's been wanting that nearly broke my back carrying it to the car. What the?? I guess I'll put it in a gorgeous gift bag and lug it in with me.
Emily Rose.
My delight, my heart, my darling girl.
Happy Birf-Day!


Allyson & Jere said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. This was such a sweet post. Loved all the fun pics.

Lisa said...

She's a stunner!~no wonder you're nervous about 'first love.' I myself have a very handsome 19 year old son that we could mention...course, he's on a 2 year mission for our church, but when he gets back in 17 months...who knows?

Anonymous said...

I thought your comments about Emily were so heartfelt, it made me cry. On a lighter note, Mom used the ribbon stick to dance at Ann and Keithel's 4th of July party last Sat! ps I don't know how to show our pic but you know who were are! You will have to teach me something about the computer. HA!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh, I'm crying. Such a darling your daughter is! And I love the title - that song never fails to bring me to tears. So, yeah, I was crying from the get-go on this one.

Happy birthday!

Kate said...

Happy birthday to both of you! I love how you see her, how clear your love is.

Cheeseboy said...

Happy birthday! Love that first photo - it is a keeper.