May 25, 2005

Headlong into Birthday

That's right folks, only six days until my baby is no longer a baby. Once she's one year old the gig is up. She'll start walking, and talking, and picking out her clothes, and dating, and Daddy'll be just a guy that makes her dinner when she's even home for dinner.

I can't believe it's been a year. We have to bake a cake. I'm gonna be such a mess. I gotta pull myself together. I know she's going to get older, that's the way it goes, and the fact that there's a baby in the near future should make the passing of this milestone a little easier...but I don't think it will.

How do you handle the fact that she's not 12 months old, she's one year old? I know people have been through this, and I know people go through it every day, so there has to be some sage parenting advice that can be sent my way.

May 31st rolls around, she's a one year old, and my little baby is now my little girl. There's a lot of great things to come, and I know that I'll love her (and the time we have) just as much as this first year, but it'll still be sad to be beyond the baby stage.

She's my baby girl. She'll always be my baby girl.


At 11:14 AM, Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to her! Celebrate your day to day routine just as you both celebrated her birth one year ago. It just keeps getting better and better!

At 2:19 PM, Anonymous said...

Awww, you're such a sweet father to your little girl. She always will be your baby no matter what - even on her wedding day and on the day she gives birth to her own baby.

I love the way you express your caring to her, and she knows how special you hold her in your heart. I could tell just a few hours ago when you were holding her after her nap and you kissed her on her head. She turned and looked up at you with such appreciation and love - and then opened her mouth for a big kiss (unprompted).

That's SOME father-daughter love right there to overcome the pokey-mustache barrier for kisses.

The Momma (Keleigh)


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