Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet angel!



















Lily Lin, You are 5 years old today. My eyes well up with tears as I type these strange words. Wasn't it just yesterday that we brought you home from China? You, a tiny little thing, scared and timid!?! Look at you now: My shining star. A friend to everyone. A performer who loves being in the spotlight. I remember wondering what you might be like when you grew. Wondered what kind of conversations we might have. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the person you have become. You are my kind-hearted, beautiful, smart, talented child. You are my hilarious, witty, companion. My days are bright and interesting because of you. Grocery shopping used to be my most dreaded chore. Now, with you in tow, I find it to be so much fun. I love how you'll remind me to get stamps, or thank the cashier for giving us the "buy one get one free deal" on potato chips. Your enthusiasm for life is contagious. You are happy to do just about anything, and are thankful for all things given to you. If we have a picnic you will certainly declare it the "best picnic ever" and you'll mean it. every time. You are my dancer. You loved it from the very first class you took when you were 3, and your passion for it just continues to grow. You are so excited to take ballet in the fall - as you are "through with tap". Ready to take flight as a ballerina. I watch you with such pride and admiration - I can't even imagine where your dancing feet will take you...but I feel so blessed to be along for the ride, and I'll always be your biggest fan. This past year has introduced some big changes for our family with the arrival of your baby brother. Watching you embrace the role of big sister has been a delight. You are SO SO SO good with Devin...there was never an uncomfortable transition for you. You loved him with your whole heart right from the start and continue to call him "the best baby in the whole world" and thank God for him on a regular basis. He feels the same way about you. Sometimes if mommy can't get him to stop crying, I'll ask you to help and it almost always works. He adores you - he is mesmerized by your every move. We all are.






Happy Birthday to the best daughter a mom could ever ask for. I love you the biggest, the best, and the most. Forever and always, Mommy

21 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy 5th Birthday sweet Lily... you are one amazing little girl.. you have brought me joy since the first time I started reading your Mommy's blog..
You are sooo sweet..
Have a WONDERFUL Birthday girly..
Hugs..
Mrs.Tim...

LaLa said...

What a sweet post for a sweet girl! Lily, you are amazing and a gift from God...can't wait to see what life has in store for you!!

hollym. said...

Happy, Happy 5th Birthday, Lily!!

Nikki,
I was missing you so!! Very glad for your update of Devin and Lil!
Love to you all,
hollym.

Carrie said...

Happy 5th Birthday sweet Lily! And I am so glad to hear that your dancing feet continue to love ballet! She is so precious Nikki and I can hardly bring myself somedays to accept that they are all growing so darn fast. However, with each year ahead it is so amazing to see their personalities develop and enrich all of our lives more deeply.
Great to see new pictures of the kiddos!

kerri said...

Happy 5th birthday sweetie girl, best wishes for a wonderful day.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Happy Birthday Lily! Beautiful letter....just beautiful.

3D said...

Happy Birthday!!

Keep smilin!

Mommy Spice said...

Awwwww, what a big girl!! Happy Birthday Lily!!

Pam said...

it is hard to believe that our girls are five. I hope she had a great b-day.

Anne Marie said...

Oh my gosh, how did I miss this post?!? It did not show up in my bloglines!

Anyway, Happy Birthday, Miss Lily!!! You are one terrific girl, and I can tell your mommy feels so lucky to by your mommy :) I hope this coming year is the *Best Ever*!!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday from one June baby to another!!! Hope your birthday was as sweet as you!!!

Gee Gee said...

So happy to read another one of your heartfelt and wonderfully worded blogs Nikki! What a gift you have (in so many ways). Keep on adoring those little ones as they grow up way too fast!!! Love ya

Jonni said...

Happy 5th birthday sweet angel. Sorry it is belated. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Steffie B. said...

Beautiful post Nikki......I smiled the whole way through! ;)

I'll cal l you once we are home and se what we can figure out for the summer! ;)

Hugs,
Steffie

PandaMom said...

Hope everything was so wonderful! ; )

RamblingMother said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! 5 is fun.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ooooooooooh, I miss you! I thought I had you on my bloglines and I never see a new post from you. I was thinking about you and came to tell you and there are posts! I can't believe I have missed them! I have to go figure out why I wasn't getting your new posts.
Happy Birthday to your beautiful Lilly. Oh, she takes my breath away with her beauty and sweetness. So glad you are all doing well my friend.
Love,
Daleea

Mommy Spice said...

Oh, so sweet. Happy Birthday 5th birthday Lily!!

RamblingMother said...

Happy Belated! 5 is fun too.

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