Monday, June 06, 2011

Happy 19th Birthday, Arielle!!!!

Happy Birthday, Arielle!!!

19 years ago today, I was given the greatest gift (until my second greatest gift arrived 2 1/2 years later) when my daughter Arielle was born. I've talked about her quite a bit recently since she graduated from high school last week and will soon be off to college.

Arriving at a bit under 7 pounds, she made up for her pint size body with killer blue eyes and the most beautiful face I'd ever seen. She was an emergency C-section. She was late, but when she decided it was time to make her grand entrance into the world, she was in a hurry to arrive.

My life changed in ways I can't ever explain to someone who hasn't experienced the joy and heartache being a mother can be. I'd never want anything else. I'll never stop worrying about her, but I'm as ready as I can be to let her try her wings.

Now I turn the reigns over to my girl. Look out world, here she comes!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Arielle! Best wishes to her for a WONDERFUL day!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Happy Birthday, Arielle!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Big week! Graduation and a birthday... lots of milestones! Congrats and happy birthday!

P.S. If you want an eye pillow, let me know! I'd love to send you one!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I hope she makes an interesting impact on the World beginning with a wonderful University career. It is hard to know that your job as a parent is largely over.

I knew on my son's 18th birthday. I raised my son as a single parent since he was two. On his 18th birthday his mother said to me, "You have done a wonderful job in raising him." I guess I did. It was so satisfying to know my former wife thought so. He was prepared to leave home for University.

12:05 PM  
Blogger What Karen Sees said...

What a beautiful young women. See looks like she is confident and ready to take on the world!! (Mothers never stop worrying about their children, and soon you are worrying about your grandchildren as well. I worry about 5 children and 10 beautiful grandchildren!)

5:00 PM  

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