Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Best Summer Memory of All

Two years ago today, right this instant, I was wondering how many more hours it would be until I would hold my baby girl in my arms for the very first time. A hot and sticky New York City bustled as usual, despite the earthshattering events going on in my birthing suite high above the morning fray. Would I be able to do it? Was I up to the task? All of it? Getting through the rest of the labor? Nursing? Changing a diaper? Raising a human being? Shaping a life? Who did I think I was? Whose idea was this, anyway?

But here we are, two years--a whole lifetime--later, smiling, laughing, playing, singing. I have more faith in myself now, because of that day two years ago. And I am in awe of the funny, brilliant, amazing, happy little person we're raising.


Happy Birthday, little one. You are truly the sunshine of my life.

6 comments:

SZ said...

Happy, happy birthday, Olivia! Wishing you a blueberry-filled day.

Audrey said...

Hi, it's Audrey from themomblogs. What a beautiful post. Happy birthday to your daughter!!

Merritt said...

Happy birthday, Olivia and great job mommying for the past 2 years Meaghan! I knew you could do it!

Meaghan said...

Audrey, thank you for stopping by, and for your kind words!

SZ & Merritt, thank you both for your sweet wishes for Olivia. And for the vote of confidence!

stace said...

Happy birthday Olivia!!!
Love Cooper...
xx

Ruth said...

You sum it all up so beautifully! And, your little girl shares a birthday with MY mama.