Monday, April 23, 2012

Change {5 for 5}




She’s changing right before our eyes.

We can practically see her brain growing as her mouth learns to form the words and thoughts that are growing and changing as quickly as she is.

She’s stretching in all directions. Her mind expanding, her legs elongated. Knees taking on the bulging knotty-ness that I remember from my own youthful legs.

Long and lanky but seemingly still so much smaller then everyone else. A petite peanut with long legs. A tiny powerhouse, a  girl full of contradictions.

Wanting to be held and easily brought to tears but also wanting to do it all herself.

She is a flower that is just starting to reach for the sky with it’s bud still closed so tight and protected. We are just her keeper, tending to and nurturing waiting with wonder to see what she will bloom into.

Today she is five and love watching her grow into herself and learn to bloom. I can't wait to see where how high her stem will take her. I don't doubt she will bloom into a breathtaking flower the likes no one has ever seen.

Happy Birthday dear daughter, today you are just a little bud reaching for the sky. Keep reaching and stretching, I know you are going to go far and bloom big and bright.



15 comments:

Stacia said...

Happy Birthday to your tiny powerhouse! I love that image.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

These words were beautiful. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

TKW said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little lady. I think she'll be a giant sunflower, for sure.

Justine said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful flower. I know what you mean about watching them grow and change...I don't think we'll ever get used to that.

Nicki McIlree said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! The birthdays come all to quickly when they are little!

alita jewel said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday to your bright star, your beautiful daughter! I know you all will celebrate in style.

xo!
alita

Pepca said...

Beautifully put! Children grow so fast. Happy birthday to your daughter!

Kelly Quinones Miller said...

Love this metaphor. My girl, too, is a beautifully growing five-year-old wonder. I love that every day brings her closer to the beautiful, bright bloom I know she'll be.

Laurie said...

I love 5-such a fun age. Happy birthday to your daughter!

Cathy Reaves said...

Happy birthday to your little girl!

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

"She is a flower that is just starting to reach for the sky with it’s bud still closed so tight and protected. We are just her keeper, tending to and nurturing waiting with wonder to see what she will bloom into."

This is just gorgeous.

Happy birthday to your sweet girl.

Thrilled to have found my way here.

(Thanks, Sarah & Jen!)

Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl! Love the images that you painted for us.

Natalie said...

Happy birthday, little flower!

What a fun age - I love your attitude!

becca said...

Hi there old friend! Today my boy is 4! I didn't know our kids shared birthdays!!! So fast they grow. So hard it is for me. SLOW down I say to my kids daily sometimes aloud. Sometimes in my head. I'm grasping at them to not will the days away. Not want to be bigger, older. Your girl is so precious. Thank you for this post!

Kate said...

Happy birthday!
Oh, those sprouting legs and knobly knees!

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