12.17.2010

The "Middle" Child

Katie came into the world screaming at the top of her lungs at 1:19 am on a cold, early winter morning! What better Christmas gift could any Mom ever wish for? When it was time for us to go home, the nurses took my little "Katie Noel" and wrapped her up all warm and snuggly, and sent her home in this Christmas stocking! And "in a blink of an eye" you will see below how fast my "middle" child has grown up!!








I look at all the pictures above, and "in the blink of an eye" my "middle" child is all grown up! What I love best about MY family is that we are the good, the bad, and the ugly at times, but at the end of the day we truly are FAMILY! Happy Birthday Katie, and it goes without saying, but just thought I would remind her how very much her Mom loves her. I know many of you have seen the lyrics to Zach Gill's song, "Family" on my blog before, but I just wanted to post them again today in honor of the "middle" child birthday!!

"She was feeling you tide-burn
Cause her family was wearing on her nerves
She was tired of fighting and feeling frustrated
Finding it hard to relate to those of whom she was related
You know we all sometimes, say things we don't mean
But that don't mean that we're not still family

Generation to generation it gets passed on
And then one day, those who would passing well they passed on
Pulling back the covers, her heart will start to shudder when she realizes how deep it all went
Trying to forgive what was said, but was never really meant

Well you know we all sometimes, say things we don't mean.
But that don't mean we're not still family.
Pull out of the shadows and find out that eventually
It's all bad, it's all good baby can't you see
That we all, well we all, well we all are still family

I was there from the moment that you were born
And I've loved you since I heard your first cries
And I know we won't always be getting along
But I promise you that I will always try
You know we all sometimes, say things we don't mean
But that don't mean that we're not still family

You know we all sometimes, say things we don't mean
But that don't mean that we're not still family

You know we all sometimes, say things we don't mean
But that don't mean that we're not still family"!

6 comments:

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Sue,
What a lovely birthday message to Katie. I love all of the photos of her growing up. And I love the words to that song. I don't think I've ever heard it before.
I wish Katie a very Happy Birthday and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to Katie!!!

I love the photo montage of her growing up. You are right it is a blink. I am watching that happen with my Gracie. Katie is such a wonderful person and I am so happy to know her. Have a great day!!!

xo
Kate

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Katie
Brooklyn was looking at the pictures with me and asking whos that whos that
he was waiting to see his picture.
That song makes me cry every time.
It is just so true.
Have a great bday celebration with her. That is just too adorable with her wrapped in the stocking.
Amy

Rita said...

Great memories, beautiful children. Happy Birthday to Katie. She is a wonderful Mamma. Rita

Stacey Steimle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!! MAY ALL YOUR WISHES COME TRUE!!

Mary said...

What a lovely tribute to your daughter! I hope she had a wonderful Birthday. Mary :O)