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.


  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!

  2. Anonymous8:47 AM

    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!!

  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!!!!!

  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...

  5. Just beautiful.

    All of it.

  6. Anonymous2:56 AM

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

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


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