Happy Birthday Riley!

My world changed when this little girl was born, seven years ago today! That is when I always thought being a Mom was great. But I soon found out being a Gramma was even better!

Being there, in the room during delivery, and seeing your first grandchild being born, well, there are no words to describe that experience. Your life changes in ways you never could imagine before.

Then they begin to grow. And there even more special moments, even if they are messy ones.

Riley started enjoying the water when she was little. And now she swims like a little fish!

Her buddy Leonard. He was my old tomcat and Riley could do anything to him and he would let her. And when Leonard died a few years ago, we just told Riley he went to live with my sister. Who wants to break her little heart, not me!

She still has that magical smile today. . .

And when Morgan, her cousin, was born, I think Riley knew in her heart that they would be close, like sisters!

Then, in the blink of an eye, that little baby girl of mine starts to grow up. Her first day of pre-school and she is off and running. And since then the time hasn't stopped.

And here she is now, seven years old! And I couldn't be prouder of the wonderful little girl she is growing up to be . I think her compassion for others is what warms my heart the most! Happy Birthday. . . you know how much your Gramma loves you ;0)


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Awwww, what a sweet post. They grow up so quick. Happy B-Day, Riley.

Burlap Luxe said...

Happy Birthday Riley, but, as for grandma I bet you feel like its a day for you as well. I know how you feel when something so little is born into our lives what a blessing of all blessings. She is a doll.


The Boston Lady said...

Awww. She is such a cutie and her smile is beautiful. I loved seeing all the pictures of her and know you would just love to freeze time. It goes so quickly.

Happy Birthday, Riley!


P.S. I'm hoping to stop by CRA this week to say hi Sue!