Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, AG!

Dear Ally Grace,

At 5:03 on October 8th, 2009, you changed my life forever. 

(Well, really it was nine months before, when you started making me want to barf all day, every day. But let's not split hairs, shall we?)

(Excuse me, what do you have to be upset about? 
Clearly, I'm the one who should've been crying.)

I tried to find this sassy nightgown to wear to your birthday party.
You know, for old times sake. 

I can't believe we made it through our first year! I was literally terrified (what's that?  You didn't notice?  So sweet.) of all things motherhood--from holding you, to changing your diaper, to feeding you. 

Let's face it.  God is good.

One day you'll read this blog, and you'll probably think several things.  Like, "my mom is really random and prone to oversharing." Or, "she sure does talk about cupcakes a lot." Or even "jeez, she watches some truly bad tv."

But what I really want you to think is "wow, she's insanely crazy about me."

(In the good way, of course).

And in case I'm not around to say it (annnd, why am I talking about this?! I blame Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhmel, and their dumb movie coming out that makes me cry every single time I see the preview), I want you to know that you and your dad have made my life amazing. In more ways than one.

Happy birthday little presh!


Melanie said...

You just made me CRY! And I am not a big cry-er, ("crier", "cryer" whatever...), but I completely know what you mean! Life-changing, terrifying, overwhelming love...


when should we arrange her marriage to my Jeremiah? Just let me know ;)


Jedi Mama said...

You make me laugh out loud! I discovered your blog quite by accident a few weeks ago (through a friend of a friend's aunt's cousin's friend's blog!) - (and I just totally made that part up! I can't even remember now how I found your blog...), and I have been stalking you ever since. In a totally non-scary, non-psycho stalking way of course! Congratulations on your little girl hitting the one-year milestone. We have one pumpkin, and he just turned 10, which made me feel old. Because really? Wasn't I just in high week or something?! At any rate, your blog is darling. Keep up the good work!

Keri Sullivan Ninness said...

that made me laugh out loud. So cute. Happy birthday to your gorgeous girl!

Melanie said...

hey girl! I tagged you in a post! :) Check it out: