Know It All

Three years ago, I lay in the hospital bed, waiting for the arrival of our second born.  I was not nearly as nervous as the first time.  After all, I knew everything already.

Boy, was I wrong.

I didn’t know later that day I would be holding a precious little girl.  (I thought for sure this one was a boy.)

I didn’t know we would name her Katherine, Kate for short, and she would soon become my Katiebug.

I didn’t know she would grow to love monkeys and her Daddy and the color purple.

I didn’t know she would be the most perfect mix of playful and mischievous and sweet.

I didn’t know her and Maddie would develop the sweetest relationship I have ever witnessed.

I didn’t know sometimes I would catch a glimpse of her – a certain expression, a certain mannerism – and she would look just like me.

I didn’t know she would assert her independence at such a young age, doing things how she “yikes to do it.”

I didn’t know I had so much more love in my heart to give.

I didn’t know it would be almost impossible to be angry with her.  Mischievous, yes.  But so, so sweet.

I didn’t know she would make me laugh a hundred times each day and send me to sleep every night with a grateful heart.

I didn’t know she was going to color each of my days beautiful in a way I never imagined.

How could I have known?

Happy, happy birthday, Katiebug.

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17 thoughts on “Know It All

  1. Dana, this is a beautiful birthday tribute for your Katiebug. Someday, she will appreciate how her Mommy has left her a legacy of thoughts. Enjoy your celebration today and always.

  2. Awww, what a sweet post to Katie! Happy birthday!! Another of learning more with Katiebug!

    Love the format of your slice too!

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