"Two Days, Two Daughters"
We remember the night we said "Happy Birthday,"
reminiscing about the past,
dreaming about the future,
and then the next afternoon said, "Happy Birth Day."
And here they are now...
One goes out on dates,
the other plays dress-up.
One curls her hair,
the other twirls her hair.
One talks of college,
the other says she never wants to leave
her Mommy and Daddy.
The two daughters.
The two days.
Unique, special of their own accord.
But the daughters, the days
a symbol of how life
comes and passes,
and passes some more,
blinds you with the realization that
we cannot let life feel like it is
passing us by,
or that time is flying by
quicker than we can grab hold of it.
richer with every
Just a small poetic tribute to the fact that I've got two Birthday Girls this week.
McKenna turns 17 today (on Monday).
(celebrating with her friends Steph and Malorie this past weekend.)
Sydney turns 5 tomorrow (on Tuesday).
(celebrating with her birthday gift...a new swingset!).
It seems like just yesterday that 12-year-old McKenna was welcoming her new baby sister.
And now look at them. Silly and crazy and lovin' each other...
As is traditional for our family, we will par-tay for dayyyyssss and even into next week.
[McKenna had a party Saturday night with a group of friends (cupcakes! laser tagging!); tomorrow Sydney will have cupcakes with her softball team; Wednesday will be our traditional birthday-girls-dinner-out; then this next weekend will be Sydney's "official" party (it's gonna be a luau!). And I will certainly share pictures here with all of you!]
I certainly feel like my girls are worth celebrating!