05 May, 2008

my hannah...

today is my firstborn's birth day. my cinco de mayo girl. my hannah. who taught me so much about being a mama. about who i am. and who i want to be. she is 26 today and has two babies of her own now, but it seems only yesterday i gave birth to her and was holding her in my arms and nursing her. she's taught me so very much. and was the guiding light on my path to all of the personal, albeit alternative, choices i've made in my life. child-led weaning, family bed, waldorf homeschooling, homebirthing, attachment parenting, baby wearing, and so much more. i love you, my sweet hannah. i'm so happy you chose me to be your mama! and i am so proud of the person and now the mama that you've become. you are an inspiration to me every single day and i love you more than you could ever know!



yours on this very special day, 

shelley

12 comments:

Leah said...

What a cool post. What a neat coincidence. Both of my children were born today as well - two years apart. We had a busy weekend celebrating and today I took a few minutes just to congratulate myself on the hard work I did eight and six years ago. Congratulations to you Shelley!

Lizz said...

Happy Birth Day to Hannah and Mama Shelley who birthed her.

What a lovely young lady!

Suse said...

And happy birth day to you too, my friend.

(Hannah is my favourite girl's name. My younger two boys were both going to be Hannahs ...)

denise said...

Beautiful. Happy Birth Day (to both of you)!

TheSingingBird said...

Happy Birthday to your Hannah and an early Happy Mother's Day to you Shelley, you are such a beautiful example to your children.

Yarrow said...

Happy Birthday to Hannah and to her mama. Beautiful post.

knitsational said...

Beautiful post! Happy birthday to her!

Tangerine Dreams said...

How sweet... happy birthday Hannah!!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! What a beautiful relationship.

Poppy & Mei said...

"Hatty Dirtday" to you both! Xxx

Teaching Handwork said...

Happy day of Birth to both of you

woolies said...

Happy Mother's Day to all!