Tuesday, May 26, 2009

First Decade

Several decades ago, I remember waking up and thinking, "today I'm a decade old."

I distinctly remember thinking that word, decade, and I'd like to think it made me feel more sophisticated about growing older. Who was I kidding, I knew next to nothing about sophistication at ten years old.

What I do know is that there was a sense of importance attached to the event, like turning a decade old was somehow important in the relative smallness of the-child-I-was-then's life. For reasons I still can't understand, it was a milestone of sorts.

Today my daughter reaches that milestone.

And suddenly I feel decades older than my usual decades...but I'm happy.

I love you, my Noni, my Noni (there's a certain inflection or tone there that only her mommy is capable of accomplishing, and she loves it).

Happy 10th birthday, my darling.


Daddy Papersurfer said...

Happy Birthday Noni ..... and stop making Mum feel old .... still I suppose that's your job. Just tell her that my next turning point will probably involve deaf-aids and to stop complaining ...... pardon?

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh she is so adorable and looks so much like you. I hope her day was fabulous. I know it was full of love!

Photo Cache said...

A milestone indeed. What a lovely girl, takes after you my dear Lizz.

Lizza said...

DaddyP: I bet you pretend to not hear your own children sometimes.

Mims: She is well-loved, and she had a nice day. Thanks!

Photo: Aw shucks, thanks!

Travis said...

Awwww...happy birthday to your lovely girl!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful child. happy birthday Noni

Lizza said...

Trav and Nursie: My darling daughter thanks you.