Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In The Morning

In the morning I will make sure my daughter wakes up with a smile on her face.

In the morning I will let my daughter have a cupcake for breakfast.

In the morning Aubrey will open 4 presents for her 4th birthday.

In the morning I will make sure we have everything we need for the dinner Aubrey decided we were having:
Bologna Sandwiches
Dill Dip with Pretzels
Kool Aid

In the morning I will take Molly to school and Aubrey to her 4 year check up.

Four years ago "in the morning" was a new life, it was a new family, it was 3 not 2.

In the morning I will wake up with memories of the first time I saw Aubrey, memories of breastfeeding a tiny child, and now that same child stands next to me, and her head reaches my breast.

In the morning I will mourn the babyhood that is gone as I rejoice in the girl that has come in its place.

12 comments:

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

Ben had his 4th last Friday and I went through the same "how did he get so big, so quickly?" thing. As my first grandchild, he evokes all kinds of emotions in me that morning. I actually wondered if I'd remember HOW to hold babies and feed them and all. It was quite a relief to find out it's like the old "riding a bicycle" thing.

Happy Birthday to your little lady!

Lydia said...

Happy Birthday to Aubrey!
And I might have to protest that dinner...the thought of bologna makes me ill....enjoy your "gourmet" meal!!

theoneaboutus said...

Happy 4th AG!!!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey!!

My Re of Sun said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey Girl! You ROCK! and make the world brighter!

Gina said...

Happy 4th Birthday AG! Such a "big" girl...and beautiful to boot! Hope you have a great day! Your dinner sounds delicious! XOXO

InTheFastLane said...

Every birthday is so bittersweet, isn't it.

Knot said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Cindy B said...

I hope you and Aubrey had a great day together. Happy Birthday Aubrey from Brian, Cindy and Kyle.

Kelly said...

Beautiful thoughts...

Happy Birthday, Aubrey Girl!

Don Mills Diva said...

Happy belated birthday to your sweet girl - hope the day was wonderful.

Jen said...

What a sweet post. My DD will be 4 at the end of the month.