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.



7 comments:

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!

nursemyra said...

what a beautiful child. happy birthday Noni

Lizza said...

Trav and Nursie: My darling daughter thanks you.