Tuesday, July 03, 2012

She's Nine

Mya is 9 years old today.


Where did those years go? 

She is a beautiful, tender-hearted, amazing girl with a zeal for life that is contagious. 

She is a gift, plain and simple.

I was getting all nostalgic last night. Thinking back to nine years ago when she first joined us. Sometimes I find myself wanting to freeze time. Stop the days from roaring by. Keep my kids just as they are today.

Really, I'm glad that is not an option, but periodically I feel the pangs of time moving too fast. 

Emma Timmons (a character from Lark Rise to Candleford) had the same desire once, to freeze time. In response, her husband shared some wise words:

You could stop it right now, but then there would be no more moments to turn into memories. 
It's true, I know, and even though time flies by too fast on some days and too slow on others, I am thankful for its passage. I am thankful for nine years with my sweet girl and looking forward to many more moments yet to come.


leah said...

happy birthday mya! i love her sweet heart!

(love your larkrise quote--we are on season 3...i'm dragging ross through em!)

Kasey said...

Happy Birthday Mya! You are a beautiful girl inside and out! I will always remember when you were born. You were our first little peanut and we were so in love with you!!!

sarah.flyingkites said...

Happy Birthday, Mya!

I think the Timmins are sooo wise :)

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

Happy Birthday Mya! I thought of you today and still remember holding you in my arms for the first time!