Friday, October 24, 2008
the first HaLF-BiRthDaY of her life...
where does the time go?
our little dolly is six months to date.
just thinking about her makes me want to cry.
I never knew how much I could love that little girl.
It's funny, I thought I reached my capacity of love for her when she was only a day old---how silly that seems now.
My heart seems to wrap more and more around her every day.
I love everything about her.
The way she buries her little face on me when she is tired. The way she squalks like a little birdy then starts laughing when I look at her. The way she "fake" cries when I take longer than .5 seconds to get her food to her. The way she squeezes my finger with her entire tiny hand. The way she smiles. The way she makes sure I'm always an arms length away. The way she rolls over onto her tummy and looks at me to make sure I saw her accomplishment. The way she beams with pride when she sees that I have. The way she lets me smother her with a million kisses every day. Her little songs. Her little crooked smile. Her huge bright blue eyes. Her perfect little eyelashes. Her tiny kicks. Her big stretches. I love it all. Every hair on her head and every move she makes.
She has turned our world upside down. How did we live with out her for so long? What did we do for all that time?
Even though you can't read this now, and am wondering why I am putting a birthday crown on your head and snapping a billion photos of you today, I want to give you birthday wishes.
Happy 6 months, sweet Tillie Mae.
love. forever. and ever.