Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy 2nd birthday, my precious girl!

Two years ago today at 1:04pm Morgan Kate Callahan entered this world. She weighed only one pound and twelve ounces and wasn't much longer than a ruler. Despite her small size, she had and continues to have an enormous impact on me and on others.

So far in just two short years!

I am still trying to process the number two. I am still trying to process how in just a short time my baby is now two years old. I am the mommy to a two year old. It's almost hard to even comprehend!

I've had a lot on my mind lately. With starting back at work, the month of August quickly coming and going and Morgan Kate's birthday already here, my mind has been working overtime. I try hard not to replay all of the events from the weeks and days leading up to her birth. I try hard not to replay every second from that one Sunday afternoon. But sometimes that's impossible to do and my mind goes there. Yesterday afternoon as I was driving MK to speech and taking the same route I took for 107 days on my way to the hospital I couldn't help but think back to those days two years ago and I found myself emotional. As I was thinking back to those days a song came on the radio that really caught my attention.

These were the words to the chorus:

Life’s not the breaths you take
The breathing in and out
That gets you through the day
Ain’t what it’s all about
Ya just might miss the point
Try’n to win the race
Life’s not the breaths you take
But the moments that take your breath away

Morgan Kate has been taking my breath away since the moment she entered this world. I can't even begin to explain how lucky I am to be her mommy. She is one special, special little girl and I am so fortunate to call her mine. I try my best not to take even one second with her for granted. I snuggle her as much as I can. I love on her and kiss on her as much as I can. I get down on the floor and play with her and lay with her as much as I can. I want to be with her as much as I can. When she talks I am captivated. When I see her run I am in awe. When I feel her tiny arms around my neck my heart just melts. It's those moments that mean so much and it's those moments that make my life so rich and full. Those are the moments that take my breath away.

Happy birthday, baby girl! Mommy loves you so, so much!


Heather said...

Happy Birthday to the little miracle Morgan Kate. You amaze me everyday with how far you have come.

Heather-welcome to the world of toddlerhood. It can be challenging but it is so fun. She will change SO MUCH over the next year.

MJP said...

Happy birthday, Morgan Kate!

CAW said...

Happy Birthday Sweet girl!!
Here is a Bible verse just for you
you were born the 8th month of the year at 1 o 'clock on the 24th day which leads me to 2 Corinthians (8th book of the New Testament 1:24)

24Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

If you get a chance read vs 23 that preceeds it- but your birthday verse says" it is by faith you stand firm" wow now that makes for a Happy Faithfully Birthday- God is good continue to praise Him for the great things He hath done!! And Heather I went to Psalm 107 for the 107 days of your travel and it is very fitting !!! Hope you get a chance to read it-
God loves you and so DO I!!

Wendy Stoudemire said...

Happy Birthday Morgan Kate!!

Enjoy your special day!


The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Happy Birthday you sweet little miracle Morgan Kate!!!

Raven said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to my wonderful, beautiful little Morgan Kate! We love you so much!

Melissa and Sam said...

Wishing sweet MK a very happy second birthday! We love you so very much!! We are looking forward to sharing Saturday with you!

Brent and Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Morgan Kate!! I can't believe she's 2 either!?! I keep telling people I have a 1 1/2 year old but then I realized..he's actually 20 months now and that just seems right around the corner from 2! Crazy stuff...

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Morgan Kate! So many people love you :) What a special day!


Kara said...

Happy Birthday Morgan Kate!!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, Morgan Kate!!!