it's true what they say, that the days are long
but the years are short

five today
five years to the day when she joined us in the world
a few minutes before midnight.

do i love you as much as on that day? more?
i'll never know the widths or depths of it.

happy days, my little girl.



Patrice A. said...

happy birthday!

x Patrice A.

some blog-posts ago you wrote about her going to school soon
I remember that so clearly
a huge step, also for me
now my youngest will go to secundary school next year
an other big step
it is all about letting go
and I am not always good in that

eau de nil said...

P > thank you dear Patrice! i know what you mean, it starts with potty training and then it's downhill all the way ;)

Anonymous said...

deep & beautiful words.
happy birthday to little a.!

p.s. a. has her birthday
the same day with my father :)


Anonymous said...

Lovely photo.
Happy birthday to your little girl!

Ariane Reichardt said...

Oh my... what a beautiful photo.
Happy birthday to your sweet girl and... to you... giving her birth 5 years ago beeing a mother. Only five years, already five years. Bittersweet, isn't it...

Love and Peace to you and yours,
x Ariane.

Demetris said...

Happy birthday A! Many happy returns!

Lea said...

Happy birthday sweet A. !! xx

Amélie said...

happy days and happy birthday to your not-so-little-any-more one. Beautiful photo of your newborn girl.

olga inoue said...

happy days and years,
to dear a.
and to you,
dear xenia

and your words.
are always go
and stay, so deep

eau de nil said...

thank you, thank you all for your warm wishes )


Hwasoon Kim said...

Please send my hello & smile to her.

Laura said...

A child is all the miracles in the world. If we listen we will understand.