"Things won are done,
Joy's Soul lies in the Doing."
- William Shakespeare

Monday, December 5, 2011


My Girl turned seven today.  (Seven!)  Which, in the grand scheme of things, is still pretty small.  But in the "I'm-quite-certain-you-entered-the-world-only-just-yesterday" sort of motherly way we have when our Kiddos add another year to their lives (each and every year!)...well, it feels like it's all happening rather quickly. 

The Girl is pretty okay with how things are going though.  Stoked, even.  I mean, truly.  How great to be seven!

Amidst all the organizing, searching for and/or making the perfect gifts, wrapping, baking the cupcakes for class as well as the homemade rainbow chip cake, and whatever else goes down, it's tough not to get caught up in the rush of everything that must get done.  Now.  I have to remind myself to just breathe.  Pause for a wee minute, see things from her wide open, excited eyes, and allow myself to savor what it is to be seven.

Because seen from that angle, life is pretty amazing.

As is she.

Happy Birthday, Bells.

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully said...you're an amazing Mummy! Bella had a wonderful day and it was a joy to be a part of it! From my point of view I was watching my sweet and beautiful granddaughter happily celebrate her birthday while I watched my daughter orchestrate and lovingly give her daughter a grand birthday! A very proud Mom & Nana...