happy birthday to you!
happy birthday to you!
happy birthday, sweet lily!
happy birthday to you!

you made me a mother and have taught me more in the last two years than i ever imagined. the joy in my heart when you laugh with your entire body is immeasurable. the sound of your little voice calling out 'i love you, mommy' is the sweetest sound these ears have heard.

i am reminded daily that i alone am not capable of being your mother- that my source of strength, patience, and wisdom must always come from the Lord if both of us are going to make it through life in one piece :)

last year you went to sleep on the eve of your birthday a baby, sucking on a bottle and with few words to communicate your thoughts. this year you ran screaming through the house that you were naked, picked out your pajamas, and read ME a book (from memory of course) before feeding your baby sister a bottle and climbing into bed. how has so much changed in a mere 365 days?

i love you lily. you will always be my baby.

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i hope to find time this week to take some time with just lily to celebrate being two years old and get a few pictures. if it works out, i'll be sure to share them here! :)


The Lunoff Adventures said...

Happy happy birthday Miss Lily!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post mollie! it brought tears to my eyes.

sarahsmithinaustin@yahoo.com said...

my goodness, mollie, you write in such a lovely way. i read this aloud to stacy and we had fun looking through these pictures. i think around february of this past year she started looking like a little girl--it's those piggies!

hope your day with lily is just awesome!


johnwaire | photo said...

happy birthday to lily! hope it's a great one!