happy birthday!

Posted: October 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

Two years ago today, at exactly the time I set this post to publish (11:35 am – because I’m sentimental like that and already crying), I welcomed this little blessing into my world.


The happiest moment of my life came when I married the perfect man for me and committed to creating our lives together. Part of that creation came in the miracle of Makenzie. October 21, 2008 was my proudest day and, each day since, that feeling has not let go. It’s always somewhere down in there as I watch us grow and learn together.

Over the past two years so much has changed. I have become more selfless, having to put another’s needs before my own. I have become more loving. How could you not when you feel your heart about to explode? I have become more attentive to caring for my own self (my faith, my body, my attitude), as I hope to be the best example to little M as possible. I have certainly experienced life a bit more fully since she entered it and I pray her experience so far has been a good one too.

We have laughed



We have played

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We have eaten



We have swung….LOTS!


We have made new friends



We have discovered new things and encountered fun adventures

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We have overcome obstacles (yours = getting out of your swaddle, mine = getting through the biggest scare of my life)

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…and YOU, my sweet child, have grown into a lovely little girl with a personality bigger than this world. I love you immensely.

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Makenzie! Thank you for all the joy you have brought to my life.

  • I have to ask…what gets you all emotional? Apparently my kiddo’s birthday starts me a’blubbering like a fool. But she deserves every happy tear I just shed. 🙂 I hope you all have a GREAT day!


69 Comments to “happy birthday!”
  1. ashleigh says:

    oh my gosh what a cute post!!! happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

  2. She looks like the sweetest little girl ever! Happy Birthday!

  3. So sweet. She’s adorable and you’re such a great mommy! Do you mind if I ask what the “biggest scare of your life” was?

    • Tina says:

      Not at all. Last year, on my birthday no less, Makenzie stopped breathing as we were putting her down to bed. My mom fortunately was there and had to perform CPR. It all ended up being caused by a UTI we had NO idea she had because she wasn’t acting sick. She only had a bad fever that after calling in to nurses we were told to wait to bring her in to her regular doc on Monday morning (bec of course she would get a fever over the weekend). Instead we had to rush her to the hospital and spend 4 days with her hooked up to IVs.

  4. Me-Linh says:

    She is quite the cutie:)

  5. Mellissa says:

    Into the toddler twos, I am excited to see the little person she becomes.

  6. Holly says:

    I’m a little late (sorry!) but HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAKENZIE!!!!! 😀

  7. She’s adorable! happy (belated) bday 🙂

    What get’s me emotional? oh well.. lots of things. Sad movies, touching books, missing people that are far away from me… difficult family situations, frustrations in general. I’m a big cry baby 😀

  8. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Makenzie!! I love how full of joy she is in all these photos!!

    What makes me emotional? Thinking of my own kids. That might sound cheesy, but I probably won’t have any for another ten years and I love them all already 🙂

  9. Lauren says:

    This is SUCH a cute post!! Happy (belated) birthday Makenzie!! She is a beautiful little girl and seems so full of life. Wishing her (and you) all the best in this next year and all her many years to come 🙂

  10. janetha says:

    Such a perfect post for such a perfect little gal. Happy birthday to your M!

  11. Sami says:

    happy birthday, Makenzie!!! you are a precious little bundle of joy 🙂

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