Thursday, July 2, 2009

Photostory Friday: Happy Birthday Emma

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


31 Posts in 31 Days: #2


Birthday's tend to make me melancholy.

Not my own. I've always been comfortable with my own age. But watching my children grow older makes me pause.

Emma turns six today.




How did that happen? How did the pudgy ball of a baby become the slender six year old beauty?

My first -- and I suppose selfish -- reaction is: "What do I have to show for the last six years?"

Then I remember...




I have miles of afternoon walks, and hours of hand holding. There are songs on the front porch, and dance recitals on the front lawn. I have thousands of kisses and million watt smiles. There are games of "I spy," and Candyland. There are piggy back rides and ENDLESS questions, about EVERYTHING!




There are "I love you's" -- yelled across the yard, for all the neighborhood to hear, and whispered for just me.




I think there is no man richer than I am.

Emma is growing. It's inevitable, and I wouldn't hold her back. This one is going to set the world on fire.




Just allow me my melancholy moment.

Happy birthday Punkin.

I love you Emma!

19 comments:

Pam Emmons said...

Happy birthday Emma, we love you.

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday, Emma, beautiful girl.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday to Emma!

Terri said...

Emma's only six??? Six going on thirty. Lots of wisdom in that little body. I'm so glad we get to share some of that joy. Happy Birthday Emma.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, happy birthday you beautiful little girl (and six is still VERY little Chris, hold on tight!).
Gorgeous gorgeous photos.



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Emily said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday!!!!

Mom24 said...

Happy Birthday Emma. My kids growing older makes me melancholy too.

Krystyn said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Emma.

Wayne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA

great photo friday

Robyn said...

AW, Happy Birthday Emma.

newlyweds said...

What a beautiful post for your daughter!! She is a beauty.

Sneaky Momma said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! What a sweet post from your daddy. :)

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I absolutely love this. Such a nice post and great photos! I love this. Did I say that already? I did. But I do!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. She will turn heads in a few years, better watch out.

latree said...

how sweet...
happy birthday Emma...

lisaschaos said...

She's a lovely young lady! It is sad to see them growing up, but also happy - you said it best, melancholy. :)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Aww, Happy Birthday sweet Emma! Such a beautiful girl who will no doubt grow up to be even prettier.

Jennifer said...

Mine's only two and it makes me cry to think of her at six! Ack!! Good thing you take such beautiful picture of her to remember the kid years.

Susan said...

So sweet! I'm glad I went back far enough in your posts to read this one. She is certainly a beauty and it is easy to see why she holds such a special place in your heart.