Today is iPatch’s tenth birthday.
Oh my, where has the time gone? It seems like it was only yesterday when I found out I was going to be a mommy soon. I wasn’t in the most ideal of situations, but it must have been the perfect time to have this precious treasure called Patricia. As with most mothers, my first encounter with her was love at first sight.
She had me smitten. I found myself staring at her endlessly as she napped in peace. I found myself talking in the language of coos and babbles that only children can teach. I found myself lacking in sleep yet I did not mind at all. I found in me strength that I did not know I had.
Patch is one of my greatest teachers, though she doesn’t realize that. From her I learned and continue to learn many lessons on life. Like patience. Unconditional love. Patience. Trust and letting go. Patience. And patience. 😀
Patchy is such a hard-working daughter. She loves to read books, fiction lately. She has lots of friends and knows how to have fun. Often, she gets smart and funny ideas, such as:
-a silent protest on a hot summer day. They wanted to go swimming, but I was too engrossed with blogging. So what were kids to do? Up went the placards of protest. Of course they got my attention. I was ROTFLMAO.
So Patchy, thank you – for being a loving sister and daughter, for the lessons learned, for the many moments of laughter.
Happy birthday, my Patch. We love you.