March 21, 2003
It Was Twenty Years Ago Today (Reprise)






Another year gone by ... another Tot birthday ... another twenty-year-old daughter.

Sigh.

Time doesn't just fly, folks. Time climbs into the cockpit of a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, when you're not paying attention, and flies at three times the goddamn SPEED OF SOUND. I'm always aware of that fact -- or at least I try to always be aware of that fact: sometimes I forget -- but I'm never more aware of it than when another Tot Birthday rolls around.

Especially when it's one of the *big* birthdays, like this one is.

All I know is this: one minute you're trying to squeeze a wiggly resistant toddler into a Winnie-The-Pooh swimsuit ... the next minute you're watching her build a Science Fair solar system out of tissue paper and duct tape ... the next minute you're wishing her a happy twentieth birthday.

And that's what I'm doing today: I'm wishing my daughter a happy twentieth birthday. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, Kacie ... I'm wishing you a happy twentieth birthday. And a healthy twentieth birthday, and a safe and peaceful twentieth birthday, and a memorable twentieth birthday (but memorable in a good way, please: no midnight emergency phone calls), and -- most importantly -- a twentieth birthday filled with people telling you how wonderful and special and incredibly precious you are.

Beginning with your mom.

I Love You, Kacie!
xoxox
Mom

memorable *kacie* entries:
Daughter #2
Watching Mommy Cope
Watching The Tots

Parental Subtext

The Science Fair

[one of my very favorite *kacie* stories, ever]



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