June 12, 2012

They Say It’s Your Birthday

Seven years.

I can’t believe it’s been seven years.  It seems like I’ve always known you.  The sound of your laughs, the way you speak, the smell of your skin during a goodnight kiss.  All of this is you and before there was you doesn’t even resonate with me anymore.

I am incredibly proud of both of you.  Swee’Pea, you really hit your stride this year in school.  You read at almost a sixth grade level and, socially, you blossomed into someone who makes good friends.  Monk, you loved first grade.  Your teacher was the perfect teacher for you and you soaked up school.  Your math and analytical skills are amazing and your love of Junie B. Jones is unmatched.

But I can’t believe it’s been seven years.  Just yesterday, you were snuggling in my arms.  Just yesterday, I was watching you take your first steps.  Just yesterday, you were clinging to my legs on your first day of preschool.  Just yesterday, you weren’t seven.

And now you are.  You are the most wonderful seven-year-olds the world has ever seen. You radiate joy and revel in the world around you.  You believe in magic.  You believe in fairies and Santa and the Easter bunny too.  I hope, in some way, you will always continue to believe what precocious little seven-year-olds believe.

But I also hope that you’ll slow this ride down just a bit.  Seven years.  It seems like yesterday.

Seven Years Old
Happy Birthday to my beautiful kids


  1. Happy Birthday Swee’Pea and Monk!!! 7 years old – WOW time does fly. Enjoy your birthday and always be each other’s bff. I have enjoyed reading about your life’s journey and congratulate your Mom and Dad on a job well done in teaching you about life’s journey. Susan (in NC)

    Comment by Susan — June 13, 2012 @ 5:43 am

  2. Happy SEVEN to them. I seriously can’t get over that they are seven! Insane.

    Comment by alimartell — June 13, 2012 @ 5:47 am

  3. Oh how I love the toothy/toothless grins at this age! How is it possible that she looks like she’s verging on becoming a teenager and he still looks like he’s 4? So gorgeous and what a lovely post.

    Comment by Christina — June 13, 2012 @ 7:07 am

  4. Happy Birthday to them! A 6th grade reading level! Go for it, girl! Math, Monk? You’re smarter than me! Happy Birthday to you both!!!

    Comment by Krys72599 — June 13, 2012 @ 7:39 am

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