Saturday, 28 March 2009

16 years ago today.....


our daughter was born.

I can't succinctly put into words how parents lives are measured by the growth of their children. However, the panicked feeling of time flying by, is easily offset by the warm glow of pride in one's offspring and their bright, fresh, shiny lives.

Another milestone in her life, and ours. The passing years proving to us all, that nothing stays the same.
That fact alone is worthy of celebration, all the more so when blessed with a beautiful, funny, intelligent young woman for a daughter.

7 comments:

Swearing Mother said...

Happy Birthday Knifepainter's daughter!

Soz said...

Happy Birthday to the 2nd generation member of the most beautiful women in Norfolk.
Miss you all lots. x

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I had to dash over to see what happened to you 16 years ago to the day. Had all sorts of ideas, but to celebrate your daughter's birth in this way was wonderful dad. Is she likely to become an artist?

Southern Vixen said...

It is truly a beautiful thing to look back at the birth of your children. As the parent of a pre-teen, I know your journey with her has been wonderful, exhausting, thrilling, curious, fun, .....simply a wonderful life!

Please wish her (and you) a wonderful Sweet Sixteen! The rest of her life is ahead of her...may she make the most of it. And may she be gifted with your eye...and talent. The world will be a better place, if so....

knifepainter said...

SM, thanks from herself.

Soz, takes one to know one.

Joan, she's fairly handy with a camera, so there may be a re-run of my first twenty two years of working life !

SoVix, thanks for the compliments, see the comment above !

travelling, but not in love said...

It must be fabulous for a parent to look at a child and think 'she's grown into a good person'... You're a lucky boy, KP.

Ms Smack said...

Completely understand!