January 17, 2011

seventeen wishes

Oh, she'll be seventeen in January... it just rolls off my tongue, and if I don't linger too long on the subject, or think too hard about the years that have passed, I am okay. Seventeen? When I allow the lingering, my eyes grow damp and I can feel the threatening tears...

But time does not stand still, so with a pocketful grace, I let go and let her be seventeen... but mostly because there is no other choice.  She is my girl, my angel, the first one to call me Mama... and I can't believe how quickly we have gone from there to here, and how beautiful the journey has been.

Happy Birthday, Laura... I love you.

7 comments:

Corinne said...

Happy Birthday to Laura :) (and happy birthing day to you, mama!)
xoxo

Kay said...

Happy birthday! But yes, I know what you mean. Sigh!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Awwww....I feel the tears too. They sting because the journey has been so beautiful.
Happy birthday to you both!
xoxoxoxoxo

togetherforgood said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

Richella said...

The first one to call you mama. There's just nothing like it, is there?

Happy, happy birthday to Laura. And happy anniversary to you, Dawn. It's the anniversary of the day that you became who you were always meant to be.

A toast to a wonderful girl and to one of the greatest moms I know.

Kat said...

**sniff, sniff**

Jen said...

Happy Birtday!
(That's for Kat, since she is in a kleenex.) LOL

Seriously, Happy Birthday to your lovely Laura!
dare I tell you that 18 is right around the corner. ...