Friday, March 1, 2013

Best Birthday Present EVER


It's hard to believe that this will be my third year participating in the Slice of Life Challenge. It has been such a wonderful gift to me. I have never been a big writer but I embraced the challenge to observe the gifts that surround me and the obstacle of finding a way to put it into eloquent words. It has also made me a better writing teacher. I now know that importance of giving quality comments to students and making sure that you give them time to master their craft and find what is important in their lives. I look forward to another month/year of slicing with this great community of writers.
 I start this challenge on my birthday each year. Hopefully a little wiser and more observant than the previous year. My first post always seems to have something to do with the gifts that are given to me from my family. I am honored to have two amazing boys, T who is 7 years old and J who is 4. They give me something to be thankful for daily and usually give me a story to share.
 
This year is a special year though. I was give the most perfect birthday gift early. It arrived Monday morning and didn't come in your traditional packaging.
 
* It didn't travel through air, water, or arrive in a delivery car.
 
* It didn't arrive in a box with a large black smile on it (although I do LOVE those kind of presents).
 
* It wasn't wrapped in fancy paper with a bow on top.
 
* It wasn't in a bag with crinkly paper precisely placed.
 
This particular gift has been waiting to arrive for 9 months. It was being perfected day by day and I grew to love it more every moment I waited and anticipated its arrival.
YES, I was blessed with an early birthday present at the hospital on February 25th. My little girl, A, has joined our family and has changed it for the better. What more could a mom ask for as a present?
 
 

 

17 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, what a fabulous gift! As I read your post, I was so hoping it was a child. Congratulations, she is beautiful!

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  2. Congratulations! I am so impressed that you are able to write such a lovely post with a 5 day old baby.

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  3. Awww, she's so sweet! I know those boys of yours are going to love her to pieces. That was the most precious present. So good to read you again, you have been missed. How are those four legged critters that live with you doing?

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  4. Oh you gave me giant goosies and a little tear of joy! Congratulations!!!! And may I say she is beautiful! Best of luck and so so many years of joy!

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  5. What a great gift!!! She's beautiful!!!

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  6. And she's the gift that keeps on giving, too! You are going to have such a wonderful time watching as your family changes and evolves to now embrace this new treasured human being. Give that little one a kiss on the tippy top of her beautiful head for all of us! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!!

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  7. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

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  8. Congratulations! I was also hoping your gift was a new baby :). Loved the suspense you built... Happy March!

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  9. Best gift ever. Congratulations! Thank you for writing and sharing the wonderful news.

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  10. Oh, Elizabeth! How exciting for you and what a beautiful gift she is! I can imagine life is quite busy around your house these days. Enjoy every new moment together as a family - and capture those moments this month!

    Happy, happy birthday!!!
    Michelle

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  11. Wow, Elizabeth-how wonderful. Congratulations and happy birthday-all together-what a marvelous week! It's lovely to hear your news! She is darling!

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  12. Happy Birthday to both you and your precious little one!

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  13. I love the way you described the arrival of your gift. Absolutely precious! Congrats!

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  14. Congratulations, Elizabeth! What a beautiful baby - a glorious birthday present, indeed!

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  15. Congratulations! How did I miss this and you and commenting. I love you blog and I have been neglectful this year. Happiness to all of you!

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