Monday, November 12, 2007

9 Years

Happy Birthday to our sweet Paige!

We loved you from the moment you were conceived.

The first time I held you, I thought my heart would leap from my chest.

Until you were born I honestly never knew emotion existed that was this strong. So strong that there are no words to describe the feeling.

You were born fighting.

As you got older, your personality quickly emerged.

You are a silly girl,

who loves the camera.

You never colored on the walls.

Your body was your canvas!

You sure do love animals

And they love you too!

You are a girly girl, through and through!

But you can be a tough chick too!

In your short 9 years you have been through a lot.

But your spirit always shines through.

You are a fantastic big sis!

You are such a courageous young lady.

You have captured the world with your eyes.

Oh your eyes, your beautiful eyes.

We love you so much Miss Paige.

We are honored to be a part of your journey.

Happy Birthday Miss Paige!


Long Term Listener said...

Thank you for this Stacy - fab to see you all.
We hope you all have a great day, it is well deserved :-)

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Paige!

Kevin and I are also honored to be part of your journey - if only in a very small way.

The Preemie Experiment said...

Thanks Long Term Listener!

The Preemie Experiment said...

Hi Sue!!

We are on this journey together Sue. You are a major part of it all!! I miss you horribly. I miss watching Paige with Kevin and seeing a peacefulness on her face that she doesn't have anywhere else in life. I miss that feeling within myself when you and I are together.

Simply put... I MISS YOU!!

Dreaming again said...

Happy Birthday Paige.
Stacy, she's Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing.

The Laundress said...

Hey there Stacy and Happy Birthday Paige!

Best wishes, hope you have a super day. Stay with those piano lessons!


The Preemie Experiment said...

Thank you!!

She is still in piano and loving it. She's getting ready for her recital. She chose "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" for the organ (I'm not sure how that happened either-hehe) and "Lullaby" for her piano piece. She's even going to sing, while playing, during this recital. She is such a brave child!!

Helen Harrison said...

Happy birthday Paige, congratulations to you and your entire family --

From our entire family

Me, DH, Amy and Ed

Nancy Brown said...

What a cute girl you have. Everything has been a journey. Thank you for sharing it so others know the good the bad and the ugly, Happy bday paige and Congrats MOM!!!

The Preemie Experiment said...

Thank you Helen and Nancy!

Doc's Girl said...

Aww...happy birthday!

MommaWriter said...

Happy birthday, Paige! I hope it's a great one. Oh gosh, your pretty little Paige's birthday is making me just as misty-eyed as my own kids' big days do. I hope I can come up with a tribute even half as moving to my own sweet little monsters.

Stacey...the one with the 'e'

Susie said...

Happy birthday, Paige!

Susie Korbel said...

Happy birthday, Paige!

buddhist mama said...

Happy Birthday Paige and congratulations to your entire family Stacy. You have ALL been through a lot and you have shared your stories in funny, profound, and moving ways. I am sure you give a lot of people the insight and the courage to continue.

As for the recent discussions on your blog, I say go girl go. If we can learn to have these discussions in a respectful manner---and I think we are making progress, slowly, despite our stumbles---that is worth the effort.

Rather than sidetrack an ongoing discussion, I'd like to suggest that those of us with blogs offer our own posts to continue the conversation if we see a need. I see that this has happened with this last conversation and I'd like to point readers to my own post on the resuscitation issue on my blog called Breech Mama .

PS. I realize this post is about tooting Paige's horn, not mine, so apologies in advance. TOOT TOOT, PAIGE...

Laura said...

happy, happy birthday to you dear Paige.

terri w/2 said...

YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY (you too, mom!) Loved the pictures. .thanks for sharing with us! Happy, happy BD.

twinsx2 said...

Of course it's a Hannah Montana cake! What else for a 9 year old? DD turned 9 in September and we had a Hannah Montana party too. But, are you the best mom and getting tickets to a concert? I'm calling in all favors trying to get tickets to an upcoming concert. My DD deserves it with 4 brothers with autism. If I'm sucessful, do you need any souvenirs?

Happy B-day Paige!

The Preemie Experiment said...

Thanks everyone!

It was such an emotional day for us. It's funny. The emotional overload that we experienced yesterday doesn't happen to us every year. For the first few years we were mush on her birthday. But now it seems to only happen every few years. I think I am all cried out!

And, thankfully eye glasses got smaller over the years! Wow mine were huge! hehe

The Preemie Experiment said...

Hannah Montana tickets!! Wow, twinsx2.. you sure do win mom of the year! Can you take us with you? hehe

Kathy said...

Happy (belated) birthday, and congratulations to the whole family on what you've accomplished!

(Have you ever seen eyes as blue as Paige's? wow.)

INS Webmaster said...

Better late than never--HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAIGE!

the last spartan said...

Happy Birthday to Paige!

My little boy turns 9 tomorrow!

kate said...

Happy Birthday Paige!

The Preemie Experiment said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Jenny said...

Happy late birthday! She looks just like you, Stacy!