Thursday, February 25, 2010

...SHE'S 10!!!!!

My Dearest Sophia,

Ten years ago today I had one of THEE most amazing experiences of my life. A moment, if possible, I would happily relive over and over and over again.

A very tender soul wiggled her way into this crazy world of ours, and in an instant, made it a better and brighter place.

I remember the first time you and I locked eyes.
I said to myself..."this is an old soul" even though you were opening your eyes for the very first time. I knew there was wisdom inside of you that was well beyond your age in numbers. You have proven me right time and time again in these last 10 years with the compassion and concern you have for others...for your family, for your friends and for complete strangers. I strive to be more like you in those ways. You teach me so much as we are on this mother/daughter journey together. Thank you.

Thank you for being a light to anyone that knows you.
Thank you for the love and compassion that comes so naturally.
Thank you for truly caring to "do the right thing".
Thank you for being a good sister and friend.
Thank you for the hugs you give me first thing every morning when you see words are exchanged, you just walk to me with your arms open wide. (this, my precious, is one of the absolute best parts of my day).
Thank you for simply being..."good" the grandest sense of the word.

I am better for knowing you.
I am better for loving you. (and boy oh i love you!!!)
I am better for being your mom.

Happy, Happy 10th birthday to you Boo!!!

I love you as wide as the sky and as deep as the sea...ALWAYS!!!!



  1. Hope your beautiful baby has a wonderful birthday. She is sooooooooooo beautiful. Thank you for being my friend, you alway's make my day.
    Love ya,Debbie

  2. this brought tears to my eyes. you are both so lucky to have each other. I hope she has an incredible birthday!

  3. where ARE the kleenexes?
    that was one of the sweetest most tender letters i have ever read.
    it should be published in a book of the best love letters ever.
    dear sophia,
    do you know how blessed you are to have the beautiful mother that you have?
    and you miss k...i KNOW you know how blessed you are to have those amazingly special 4 children in your life.
    i love you so very very much.
    thank you for sharing such a sweet day.

  4. This just touched me in so many ways...Thanks for sharing with us..I want a mom like you...Happy Birthday Sophia....Love you K

  5. What a beautiful post. So lovely.

    Happy 10th birthday to Sophia.

  6. Like mother, like daughter - it is easy to see where she gets all of her lovely qualities!! You are such a special Mom - I know you know that, but I just have to say it again. Hope you all had a most wonderful time celebrating that tender first decade of life - XOXOXO to all of you!!!

  7. kolleen, that was the sweetest post ever! you are so blessed! hope your celebrating continues through the weekend! sending hugs!

  8. aw, happy birthday to your little one! I hope she had a wonderful day!~


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