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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Honey Pot!

You are so much more mature than I ever was, my little girl,
and I am humbled by it.

You are so much more thoughtful than I am, and I am grateful for it.

You are so much more inquisitive than I ever will be, and I am inspired by it.

You will grow into your own person and the world will see you with its own eyes, but to me, you'll always be the precious little thing who came into my life to teach me how to be a better person.

As we were sorting through the umpteen digital photos to pick just one from each year that you've been gracing us with so far, to create a Timeline chart to mark your special day to share with your friends, I couldn't help reminiscing... and couldn't help being amazed at how much you are able to do at this tender age.

Watching you roller skate with your Papa, holding hands and gracefully gliding along knowing you are not going to fall as long as he is by your side, I couldn't help wishing that you feel the same connection with him no matter how old you are.

What a gift it is - to be easily pleased by the littlest things, to live every moment with gusto, to seek and discover the joys of life... to be thrilled about the Skate party and to be overjoyed with the simple home-made Rainbow cake.

Happy Birthday, Ana!

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At 9:20 PM, Blogger Choxbox said...

Happy Birthday Ana! May you have a great year full of loads of fun!

At 11:31 PM, Blogger ArtsyCraftsyMom said...

happy birthday dear Ana! :)
n thats one gorgeous cake

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ana. Wish you a wonderful year ahead.


At 4:02 PM, Blogger Megan said...

What beautiful words, Sheela. You are so wise to see just how much we can learn from these little ones in our lives. And happy birthday to Miss Ana!

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous utbtkids said...

Happy birthday Anna.
May all your dreams come true.

At 4:39 AM, Blogger Vibha said...

What a lovely note for a bundle of God's blessings...

May God bless her with a long and happy life.

At 11:46 PM, Blogger mnamma said...

Belated birthday wishes Ana! Wishing you many, many more!

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Sheela said...

Choxie: Thank you! Now I'll remember your little N for another lovely reason :)

ArtsyCraftsyMom: Thank you!

GG: Thank you!

Megan: Thank you! We missed you at the party but glad the boys are enjoying soccer. What fun!

utbtkids: Thank you!

Vibha: Thank you! In the middle of all the changes in your life, you took the time to wish Ana - that is so thoughtful!

mnamma: Thank you!

Ana is truly blessed to have get so many wonderful wishes!


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