Wednesday, May 26, 2010

To my Georgia, on her 3rd Birthday

(Last uber-sentimental post for a while, I promise...)

Oh sweet girl, I can't even believe it's been three very full years since you joined our family. I was so very excited to meet you and the excitement you bring hasn't left since. You were my first VBAC (after Ezra's c-section) and I was so pleased that you allowed me to have you that way. I wanted it so badly and was so relieved when you arrived safe and sound after a long and exhausting labor. You had a fair amount of medium brown hair (which has just gotten lighter since), bright blue eyes, and were just the cutest little thing. You were the first granddaughter on both sides of the family and we all just couldn't wait to cover you in pink, flowers, and lots of big bows. To be honest, things haven't changed much since.




When you were a baby (and even now) you reminded me of The Little Girl with a Curl. When you were good you were very, very good, but when you were bad you were horrid. You could be just as happy as a lark one minute and then decided you felt like screaming for the next 3 hours. Again, things haven't changed much since. You've always been the type to let the world know that you'll do exactly whatever you please. I live for those times of sunshine to carry me through the stormy ones.


You were an early talker who developed that skill at a very impressive rate, for which I've always been so grateful. I love how the things you've said, from such a young age, have given me a peek into the way you view the world. I must say, it's a much more entertaining place from your point of view. You never fail to entertain me with the things you say. It's not unusual for you to say completely outrageous things, just to see what type of reaction you'll get. As you've gotten older, you've become such a girly-girl. Everything is Princess This and Pink That to you. I've got to admit, I'm reveling in it, as I'm quite the girly-girl myself. Like mother, like daughter, I suppose.


Georgie, I can't even begin to describe the way you sparkle. You are one of the most vibrant people I've ever met. Everything around you just seems a bit bigger and brighter then the rest of the world. You have more personality in one little corkscrew on your head then a lot of people have in their entire body. Little Miss, you are also one of the most hilarious people I know. If you don't believe me, just go ask your Auntie Steph (we all know she has a soft spot for you a mile wide :). You can be so sweet and compassionate when you want to be. You're always the first to volunteer to help and your love for your brother and sister is so beautiful. I can't even wait to get to know you better as the years go by.


I love you, my little big girl. I love you, I love you, I love you with all of my heart and soul. I'm often told we're a lot alike, and I wonder if it's because you carry a big ol' piece of my heart around with you. It's probably our similarities that allow me to understand you so well. Because, you know, I do...I get you, Georgie. Please don't ever forget that as you get older and decide you don't really need me all that much anymore.


Georgia, thank you for the sparkle and light you bring into our home, with your big (at least as Lifferths are concerned ;) blue eyes and curly hair (which oddly, never seems to get any longer then your shoulders). Thank you for picking me to be your mommy. Thank you for thinking that some of my most temperamental personality traits are worth carrying on in yourself...your stubbornness, your passion, your independence. Thank you, Sweetheart, for loving me with everything you have. Happy, Happy Birthday, Miss Georgia Marie. I hope it's half as wonderful as you are.

10 comments:

Stephanie Bishop said...

What a sweet way to honor your daughter. She will love to read it when she learns how!!

Jennae said...

My darling friend, you make me cry, but I like it.

The Staheli's said...

Beautiful post. Happy Birthday Georgia!

Alabama Apples said...

Happy birthday, sweet (stinkery) Georgie! We love you!!!

Alaina and Mitchell said...

Awwww how sweet!!! My sisters just love your babies :o) And, in reading your sidebar, you're totally right: she's hilarious!!

The DeVito's said...

Happy Birthday, Georgia! Just FYI - that's a Gemini trait to go from an angel to the devil in an instant. :) I've got one myself. Also, the curly hair will probably never get past her shoulders - mine never did, Bella's doesn't, just gets curlier.

Zachary said...

Seriously? 3 already? My how the Tornado of Excitement has grown!

Happy Birthday Georgia!

Cassie & Nick said...

Love the baby pics! What a cute post!

Jennae said...

PS I would love to see your girls in the green one.
http://samstermommy.blogspot.com/2010/04/fairy-romper-tutorial.html

Aubrey said...

I totally thought I had commented already - Happy Birthday sweet Georgia. I love the letters you write their kids on their birthday, I want to be a total copy cat and do the same thing for my kids.