Saturday, November 28, 2009

about a girl




20 years ago today I held you in my arms for the first time.


I loved watching you grow.

You enjoy life to the fullest...


You can be silly










and serious.
You grew up surrounded by family who loved you.




You are talented - even when you were in Grade three, you knew how to command the stage.
There were a few trying years -when you began to learn about yourself, and figure things out. I really didn't like your hair when it was black ...I guess I can tell you that now.





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Your sister has been one of the biggest joys of your life, and in return you are a gift to her. This has been a challenging year for you in a lot of ways -  it's not easy for an active person to suddenly become dependent on others for everything. But the accident helped you grow as a person, it gave you a sense of the importance of living fully. You are moving forward with a clear direction and defined goals.

Happy 20th birthday Megan.

(I'm the mother of a 20 year old. Really? Am I that old? Help!)




15 comments:

Megan said...

Yes, mom, you really are that old. But no matter what I've been through over the past 20 years, you are the person that has stuck by me the most. I didn't really like my hair black either, come to think of it. Red suits me best. I'm not sure where you got these photos, but I'm really glad you did. I needed this, today. My sister IS the biggest joy in my life, hands down. And I wouldn't trade my relationship with her for anything. I regret not really seeing her for the first couple years of her life. I mean, i really didn't know her. I know I will never make up for the years I lost with her, but I can try my darnedest. I love you, and her, with all of my heart. Thank you so much for this.

Megan

Avril Fleur said...

Happy Birthday Megan!

shane rocket said...

old is in the mind of the beholder. you are NOT that old.!!! :) HB megan

greg said...

Happy Birthday, Megan!

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures and your memories with us.

Em said...

Megan: Happy Birthday! Beautiful pictures.

And Camlin, old is in the eye of the beholder. I have a son who's 24. I'm old...but not. The beautiful thing about it is we may seem ancient to 20 somethings...but we're just the right age to be very attractive to 40 & 50 somethings. Which works out just fine.

Earth Muffin said...

You're not old, you're wise with the years you've spent on this earth.

What a sweet post for your daughter. Happy birthday to Megan, indeed!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Megan! I kind of remember when you were born oddly enough (maybe it's a small town thing) and although your mom and I were never extremely close, we were always in each other's lives. Glad it's all worked out!
P.S. Momma - mine is almost 20 too :)

jelly said...

what a nice post about your daughter.

if it makes you feel any better, I am a mother to a 20 year old as well...and i can't believe it either.

happy bday.

Ang said...

Aww wonderful post for your daughter...your not old woman. Happy Birthday Megan..

Making Space said...

Happy Birthday Megan! What a beautiful tribute. Lovely post, thanks so much for sharing this.

Margo Moon said...

I'm sending you a virtual pony for your birthday, Megan. Happy 20th!

Camlin, to you I'm sending a virtual rose. Always have thought the mother should get presents on her child's birthday. You did all the work 20 years ago!

reeflightning said...

belated birthday wishes to megan!
and to camlin ...
hah! my youngest, my baby turned 30 this year, which makes me - verging on mature and you... hmmmm - a mere child ;-)

Dragon said...

Happy Birthday Megan!!

~seelenschmerz~ said...

LOL...i, too, am a mother of a 20 yr old and a 17 yr old...how time flies with our kids! Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Megan...yes, i know....i'm a little behind in my blog readings...shame on me!

Camlin said...

I still feel kind of old - but I'll accept the virtual rose and the real compliments with pleasure.

Margo, can I have a pony on my birthday? I've always wanted one....