Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And Then She Was Twelve...

Time flies.
Years pass by like seconds.
My daughter is my height.
Last night she told me she didn't like the middle name I gave her.
I told her she could change it.
We looked up online how to change a child's name legally.
Don't call her Saige Delaney anymore. Call her Saige Love (for now).
I don't argue with her.
I know better than that.
I call her Saige Love.
I love her.
Unconditionally.
With all my heart.
She just showed me her phone screen saver.
It says, "I'm a lover not a fighter but I'll fight for what I love."
Yes.
All day, everyday.
She has always gotten "it."
I love her.
And admire her.
She has the kindest soul I have ever had the good fortune of knowing.
She shines like a star.
I'm not just saying that cause she is mine.
Ask anyone.
I love her.
In yoga there is a saying you say at the end of every practice, "The light in me recognizes the light in you."
I can actually see the light in her.
Every single day.
She understands right from wrong.
She stands up for what she believes in.
She does not back down.
Eleven years and eleven months ago I was in the hospital in labor with her.
She is still eleven now.
Not much longer.
Things seemed so much simpler then.
I have never been thankful for anything more than that night.
Every second of it.
And the next morning.
Cause she chose me.
My little girl.
My daughter.
Is twelve.
Oh dear.
Mom, this is your fault.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday.

12 years.. whew, how time flies!

Lora said...

happy day to both of you!

I just can't even imagine that. I know it will sneak up on me.

Meredith said...

You just turn your head for a minute and look what she goes and does. Turns 12! Unbelievable. Before you know it, she'll be ...
no, I won't say it ever again.

Happy birthday, Saigy. I love you.

twist said...

Happy Birthday, both of you! Did you think locking her in the playroom would keep her from turning twelve?

Anonymous said...

every single word is true. that girl is magical. love is the perfect middle name for saige. big love from aunt boozy

Sue said...

mmmuah! big kisses to saige!

Meredith said...

ok, wait, is she 11 or 12? I think I get that she's turning 12 in a month...my 'baby' is turning 12 Jan 20th - did I know they were so close in age???

12...I so remember 12.