Today is Kida’s birthday. In honor of her big day, I asked her to strum a tune for me to record. She was hesitant…a bit embarrassed that I was recording but she was a good sport and grabbed her music sheet for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. She sat down at the foot of her bed and began playing. She used to love it when I would record her. Now, she is showing signs of a beautiful young girl reaching early teens. If only time would allow me one more time with her as a newborn wrapped in a swaddling blanket and snuggled up against my chest. If I knew then that I would be here with her in this moment where signs of her passion for music, drawing, and creative writing consumes almost every moment of her time, I would have been less tensed and less stressed. I would have spent my time enjoying her presence instead of dwelling on worries.
Happy Birthday to my girl.