Sunday, September 28, 2008

Where has the time gone?

I can scarcely believe that my baby, my first born child, my little Mikaela just celebrated her 14th birthday. Her birth is still a fresh memory. Five weeks early, so very tiny and perfect, weighing only 5 pounds when we brought her home from the hospital. Her little nose squashed and her foot bent upwards and to the side, plenty of dark hair for little ziploc bows, the tiniest cries. Preemie clothes too big for her itsy body, sweet snuggly baby.
Adorable toddler with long blond hair and big blue eyes, her smile lighting my world. Cheery, animated, smart, caring.
Many years, many memories later. I'm so proud of the beautiful young lady my little girl has become. Her sweet spirit, positive attitude, compassionate heart, and growing character amaze me. I'm so blessed that she calls me her mom.


A 5 time mom said...

That was so beautiful and touching. She is indeed beautiful and looking more and more like her mother!!
Lots of Birthday celebrating your way lately, huh?


Anonymous said...

Monica, you said it so completely. We still remember the day Steve called to tell us we were grandparents for the very first time. How exciting. She was so tiny and beautiful. She is still a beautiful young lady inside and out and we know God is going to do great things through her. Happy 14th Birthday Mikaela Victoria Beth!!
In Christian Love,
Grandma & Grandpa