Thursday, September 18, 2008

Where does the time go?

My baby turned 9 today. I can't even believe it, 9...that's crazy! I remember her birth like it was yesterday...I was almost 8 months pregnant...I came home early from work because I wasn't feeling super great...I was pulling ALL of my things out of the kitchen cabinets - I mean like every Tupperware bowl and lid, every Pyrex casserole, all my plates, cups, bowls, everything...and my water broke! Yet, right then and there, right in the middle of watching Oprah (at least I have changed some things over the last 9 years)...I called sweet Paul and said, "You're not going to believe this, my water just broke!" And then he said, "I really doubt it." Well, there you have it - cause he'd know! Well, about 10 hours, a fainting husband, and one push later...was Katie B. Oh, what a beautiful girl! She's been amazing ever since. Her Poppy says she has an old soul. He is so right. Tonight saying her prayers she asked God to "turn the bad men to good, to believe in You and go to church"..."help the soldiers protect us and not get killed"..."Keep us safe through the night and wake us up with the morning light"...these are all part of her "ritual prayer" that she says every night...but she ALWAYS adds a fresh prayer to the end...tonight’s made me cry. "Thank you for giving me my parents, and my sissy, and for making my life so good, so far."

Thank you Lord for giving me my Katie...and making my life SO good, so far. Amen.



Just Us Chix said...

My friend, that was poetic. Katie B rocks!

Sallie said...

I didn't want to cry - you made me cry! Happy Birthday Katie B! Keep those sweet prayers acoming my sister!

Lisa said...

I remember holding her the day she was born too. I love her like my own and I am so thankful that I get to watch her grow up! Happy Birthday K!