How do you blink, and suddenly a magic wand has fantastically sent you 8 years forward?
How does the enchanter we call TIME transform a little baby girl into an enchanting young lady?
Today, our granddaughter Maddie turns 8. Maddie was born at 4:14 am on a beautiful April dawn, a day that was very much like it is today… sunny and warm and welcoming. I remember leaving the hospital that morning as the sun was beginning its ascent into a swirl of pinks and purples. That magnificent first sun of Maddie’s would touch her with the beauty, grace and loveliness that IS Maddie today!
Maddie is a dancer. She floats on air and moves lithely… but do not mistake her elegance with daintiness. Maddie also laces up a pair of sneakers and runs like the wind, climbs like a cat and gets dirty when necessary! Maddie laughs easily and giggles voluminously… and yet her great concentration allows her to draw meticulously and story-tell down to the last detail.
Maddie loves painted toes and fingers, and ribbons winding through her hair. She loves sparkles and colors. She is inquisitive and curious about words and books and the meanings behind things. And Maddie is wonderfully nurturing and helpful with her two younger brothers and five younger boy cousins… and best friends with her “older” 8-year old cousin Talyor.
Maddie’s birthstone is the diamond. I know now that fate certainly played a hand in this because Maddie was due in May… but the universe knew that Maddie would be and dazzling and dancing and delightful, stunning us with her brilliance and her invincible strength… just like a diamond.
Yes, Maddie is magical, just like a diamond with its rainbow of colors. That early morning sun 8 years ago had a marvelous story to tell… the story of our beautiful granddaughter!
Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy 8th Birthday, Maddie! You light our lives!
Love forever and ever and ever… Grandma