Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Today

Today L is officially 16! I remember sixteen years ago this morning Dr. F coming into the hospital room, tiny L tucked up next to me, demanding of the nurse: "Why isn't this child wearing a cap?!" The air conditioning was so cold. In an instant, a tiny cotton thimble was secured over her head.

She was born with her hands in prayer position; a saintly child still.

Now, she's off to school, and I'm off to yoga, at the end of which my hands will be in prayer position. . .

12 comments:

STacie said...

I thought today was the big day...Happy Birthday L!

Mountain Dweller said...

I liked the "tiny cotton thimble". Happy birthday to L and happy yoga to you!

lettuce said...

Happy day for all of you.

(i've still got LG's tiny cotton thimble somewhere, with a little bit of dark dark downy hair in it)

Leena said...

I wish again a plenty of happiness to L. And she has got the best beginning of her life, what loving parents can get, I know that.
How many times a week do you go to yoga? Do you exercise it at your home too?
Happy birthday day to your whole family.

Ex-Shammickite said...

A nice happy story. And even though she doesn't remember it herself, she will remember through your telling of it.
Happy Birthday to your daughter.

tongue in cheek said...

A sweet thimble full of love!

kmkat said...

Happy b'day, Miss L!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Happy birthday :-)

To be born praying, what a blessing.

Leena said...

I feel now, that i want to give you this award. I hope, you will have and put to your side bar, of course, if you want.
You can copy and paste the picture from my site.
Power of Schmooze Award
The 'Power of Schmooze Award' is The Award for bloggers who “effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.
I want thank you for your good friendship!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Ok Visited your blog today and a happy birthday for L, cross my hands for L also... and you like yoga? I do so too..

JoAnn :)
From Holland

I write about my country my pet and our 'adventures' on travelling in Europe, You re very welcome to visit my blog!

tut-tut said...

Thank you, Leena! I'll try and figure out how to paste that into my sidebar.

MotherPie said...

16 is such a huge milestone. Birthday wishes. How sweet being born with hands in prayer!