Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 years ago today...

...I held a newborn baby in my arms. My baby. My very first. A precious daughter with a full head of black hair. I wondered who she would become. If I'd be a good mom. What our future held. And here I am, ten years later..staring into a face of beauty, kindness, silliness, generosity, sweetness and love. My Aubrey. Anyone that knows her, knows how wonderful she is. I really couldn't be more proud of the young lady she is becoming. We find our greatest joys in life in watching our children do good things, which in turn make them happy. And Aubrey has brought us such great joy already and I know she will continue to do so. She has such a big heart and such a special spirit. She was born with this gift to think about things in ways other kids don't sometimes and she truly amazes me. She has a strong desire to do good, to follow her parents(thats us-yea!! :) and to follow her Savior, Jesus Christ. Its such a comfort. Aubrey, we love you so much. These past ten years with you in our lives has been wonderful. How blessed we are to have a daughter like you. We had so much fun celebrating your birthday with you today(its the end of the day as I type and everyone is asleep in the house but me! :) Even Joey snores on the couch, lol. Aubrey told me it was the best birthday ever and that was the goal. Mission: accomplished:) YEA! So glad you had a wonderful day Aubrey because you deserve it!!

We've been watching her grow through the years...enjoy this little trip down memory lane...

Brand new

2 months...


Just about 10:) I'll post official "10" pics soon! We took so many fun pics of her birthday today.

Its kinda amazing(and sad for me!) to see how much she has grown. Its truly bittersweet. I am so proud of her and have loved watching her grow into such a beautiful person. But at the same time it is sad when they aren't so little anymore. I do miss being able to hold her in my arms and rock her to sleep:( Or hold her and dance in the living room together while she giggles. Or teaching her to read. Watching her perform at her first dance performance. Watching her learn how to swim. Watching her baptism. So many good memories! Life has been full of lots of fun watching her grow. I have enjoyed every phase. Right now I'm enjoying this age a lot, its one of the best ages. Old enough to be my little buddy, but not "too old" to think mom is still cool:) She is such a sweetie and is there for me like a friend sometimes and of course, I'm there for her always and forever. We have a special bond. I just love this kid.

So yep, Joey and I have a ten year old. Thats double digits. Wow. We're old.


Jan said...

Aubrey is such a gift to you. Loved reading your thoughts about her -- makes me miss you guys more again!! xoox

jOeY said...

Where have the years gone...sigh. You wrote this so well. It really describes how i fee too. We love you Aubrey and Happy Birthday!

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy belated birthday to your sweet Aubrey. She is truly a lovely her mom.

I loved the trip down memory lane with the darling pictures.

Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Cynthia said...

Like. It is amazing to reflect back on her ten years. Remembering each picture as it appeared. I'm just blown away by how much she has so matured. One thing that has remained ever beautiful and that is Aubrey. Her smile is catching you can't help but smile when you see hers. She brings a special spirit into our lives and we are so grateful to have her as our 1st and oldest granddaughter. In your crown of motherhood I can say she is one of the most precious stones. We love you Aubrey and know that you will always be an example for good. nana and tata

Emily said...

That was so cool to see the younger pictures of her. She was really beautiful as a baby too. From everything you always say she sounds like an amazing girl. When I am around her, I see it too.