And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, February 20, 2009

10 Years Ago Today

After 10 hours of whining, crying and hollering my way through childbirth, I was blessed with the most wonderful gift ever given to a mother: Big Sprout. Known only as Sprout back then, she changed my life in the best of ways.

Happy Birthday, Big Sprout. I love you!


Lynne said...

Happy Birthday to Big Sprout!!
(and happy "gave birth"-day to you Barefoot!)

Finding Pam said...

It is amazing just how much our children enrich our lives. Those were the best days of my life. Enjoy them because they grow up so fast.

Big Sprout is adorable. I love that beautiful red hair. Happy Birthday to her and to you for having a sweet daughter.

The photos are great. I love her crossing the little creek. She looks so confident.

I forgot to say in my previous comment, I may have to get me some Mt.Dew for energy.

And Sara, you are so cute!

Deb said...

Happy birthday, Big Sprout! My Starflower will be ten in August. My how the time flies...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos!

Kati said...

Happy Birthday Big Sprout!!! Wishing you many, many more happy birthdays to come!

Lisa said...

Happy Sprout Day to youuuuuuuuuu! (I'm a very good singer!)

RuthieJ said...

Happy Birthday Big Sprout!

jenny said...

Happy Birthday Big Sprout!! Such a beautiful smile and lovely red hair! She takes after her mom who is just as beautiful! :o)

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

Barefoot, when I read this post I thought of this.


Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

1. She's the only one who knows where the sticky tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mum just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other Mum?
1. We're related..
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's Mums like me.

What kind of little girl was your Mum?
1. My Mum has always been my Mum and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mum need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your Mum marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mum eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mum didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mum doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mum... You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mum is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between Mums & dads?
1. Mums work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Mums know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but Mums have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Mum's have magic; they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your Mum do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your Mum perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mum, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mum smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.