Monday, July 23, 2007

Ramona is five years old

On her birthday, I put her to bed and whispered, "By the way .... "

"What?" she whispered back, eager to be in on the conspiracy.

"Happy birthday, one more time," I whispered.

She smiled and kissed me -- a big, smacky kiss on the cheek -- and said, "And, to seal it? A hug!" She threw her arms around me and we laughed, and she settled back in to her bed.

Looking up at me, she said, "Mommy, you're lucky to have such a daughter."

I roared.

I'll teach her humility when she's older.

For now? All I can say is "Yes, Ramona, you are so right. I am lucky to have such a daughter."


Mb said...

Happy Happy Day to you dear, Ramona! :)
God bless you today and always!

Christine M said...

And a Happy Birthday to Ramona - that's a great age to be!

Love2Learn Mom said...

Happy Birthday to Ramona! We're very fond of 5 year old girls around here too. :)

Liz said...

My how the years have flown. It seems just yesterday I was looking at her baby picture online. Happy Birthday, Ramona, and may this year be filled with all sorts of wonderful adventures.

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday to Ramona!

jugglingpaynes said...

Well Happy Birthday Miss Ramona! 5 year olds are awesome!

Thanks for visiting my blog Karen, and for your comment there and on 4 Real. I appreciate it!

Peace and Laughter,

Candlestring said...

Happy Birthday, Ramona!
My Third Son just turned 5 on the 20th. He comes up with some great conversations, too. I wish I was as good at remembering them as you are, Karen.
He told me the other day he is having a "growth sprout".

Momto5Minnies said...

Awwww ... little ones are the best!

Happy 5th Birthday to your "baby"! As a Mommy of all girls (too), I would agree "you're lucky to have such a daughter".

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Ramona - hope you had a wonderful day!

Christy said...

True humility means being able to admit when you're important as well as when you are not-quite-that-important. I'd say Ramona has it down pat. ;) Happy birthday to her!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Happy birthday, you cheeky little gal! You are every bit as much a honey as your namesake...and every bit as much a character. ;)

Birthday blessings & prayers for you today & always.

PS. My 6-year-old daughter assures me that you will love being 5!

The Bookworm said...

Happy birthday Ramona. I can't believe you are five already :)

Alice Gunther said...


Everyone should have such a child. We would all be so LUCKY!!!!

Kisses to Ramona!