Tuesday, August 23, 2011

a birthday

Today is my daughter Nicole's 22nd birthday! 
Here she is a few days old.

Here she is at 2 years old.
and here she is a few weeks ago.
She wants to be a nurse.  She wants to help people. 
I've often wondered what my little girl would be like when she grew up.  She has surpassed all my dreams for her.  I remember holding her in our hospital room just her and I and our first conversation together.  I told her that I'd never been a mother before and I wasn't quite sure what I was doing.  I told her I would always love her and couldn't wait to share experiences with her. I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up.  She just looked up at me and seemed to already know me. It made me feel so loved and gave me the confidence I needed as a new mother.  I have loved our journey together so far. 
Happy Birthday to my sweet Colee! 
(When Nicole was almost 2 years old I had twins.  She was and is the best big sister. The kids couldn't say her name very well but they could say the end of her name.  Over the years Colee has just stuck.)


Cherie said...

Awwww Cute pictures and she has grown up to be such a beauty!

Happy Birthday to your first!!

Lesa said...

She is beautiful. She will make a great nurse.

(I love your new blog look - your daughter did a great job.)

Garden of Egan said...

She is beautiful.
Wasn't she just a newborn in your arms yesterday?
That's how I feel about all of my babies.

Lauren said...

Awww very sweet words mom! thanks for being amazing and happy birthday to colee!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Happy Birthday to her!! She is such a beautiful girl. (And blue is a great color for her.) I hope she had a wonderful day.