Wednesday, July 16, 2008

For My Francie

Here it is, baby, your last year in single digits.

I shouldn't be surprised that it has come to pass already; I have rushed your growth from the day you were born. It hasn't been fair of me, but it is the truth.

You are my first, for better or worse.
I rely on you,
I get by on you,
I scold you when I should hold you.
You're a mother hen, a gem, a wild one and a mild one.
You are a big sister, a baby kisser, a boo-boo mender, and befriender.
You're long-legged, warm-hearted, and you've just started.
You are nine, you are very fine, and you are mine.

Happy Birthday, Francie. We love you.


8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Francie! Can you believe you have been a parent for 9 years? I'm still adjusting to a six year old and she'll be seven in October. It is crazy. Great post Aimee!

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  2. We can't be old enough for one of us to have a nine year old daughter! But she is a lovely young lady.

    Happy Birthday, Francie!!

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  3. i'm crying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    happy birthday francie!

    and t, don't forget, a mutual friend of ours just had her Smartypants turn 11, so it is indeed possible!!!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Getting to celebrate in NC is awesome. And I really can't believe she's 9. I feel old. Off to hit the liquor cabinet...

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  5. Just beautiful.

    All of it.

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  6. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl. Hope there was cake.

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  7. Happy Birthday! What a sweet post in her honor.

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