Happy 2 Years!

You came into this world just two years ago today, and I can't seem to recount my life without you. You arrived like you had been here all along. Your big sister cried for you to "hurry up!" when you refused to make your grand entrance on time.
August 13th, 2007 seemed as though it lasted forever, the day you were born. Your dad and I met at the hospital (after lunch of course) for the induction. Nurses and doctors were in awe of my fruitless labor, already dilated 4 cm before setting foot in the delivery room. But you waited, a hint at your comedic timing, until every grandma, aunt and uncle teetered at my feet for a glimpse at your tiny face. You've always been a party animal and midnight seemed to be your lucky hour. Your sister never left your side the first time she saw you. Shelby spent 8 hours at the hospital that day and begged to stay the night with "baby sister".
You have delighted us all with your contagious smile, your sense of humor, your happy little person. You are a gift of spirit and sweetness. You host a shock of white hair upon your head, and rosy cheeks beneath the blue eyes your father gave you. You adore your sister just as much as she does you, you are adventurous and thoughtful. A singer, a dancer, a monkey, at times. You somersaulted into my heart from the moment I saw you. Happy Birthday, my baby girl. I am so delighted to be on this journey of life with your hand in mine.

1 comment:

JO said...

Happy birthday, Ana!!