she turns 26...

Today is her birthday.  The only child I will ever have.  I tried to have more, heavens know I did, but that wasn't how it worked out.  When we decided to stop trying, my husband said to me, "how could we really ever ask for more than Meghan?".

Turns out, he was right.  I took this photo of her when she was 14 and about to graduate from 8th grade.  Now, here we are with her turning 26 and about to graduate from law school.  Where does the time go?

I'm up in Seattle celebrating with her and Andrew Henry is home puppysitting.
Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!
Be back Wednesday (or so).


lisaroy said...

Such a beautiful girl - so hard to believe you have a 26 year old :) have fun celebrating!

Maria said...

Lovely - all of it - the story, the photo, the parents, the girl - all of it!
Happy Birthday my sweet Meghan!
We love you!

Anonymous said...

I understand completely.

Andrew H. said...

Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter!

I am sorry I could not be there too. I hope you are feeling better today and have a fantastic birthday!

Diana Mieczan said...

She is so beautiful. Happy Birthday to your daughter and have a wonderful time. Btw: I love what your husband said:) So sweet. xo

angryparsnip said...

What a beautiful daughter and the photo is fabulous.

Let there be cake !

cheers, parsnip

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

So beautiful...the post, the sentiment and your daughter. Wishing you all the happiest of days!

KR said...

Happy Birthday to our beautiful granddaughtr. Have a wonderful day with Momma!

Beatnheart said...

Lovely and so lucky to have such adoring parents.. O f course she should be an only child... Just as she was meant to be... Your husband is a wise and wonderful man.

The tar pits is the LA county Museum... All are on the same

Stitchfork said...

Beautiful! Enjoy the get-away!
xo Cathy

Felicity said...

What a gift.

Happy birthday Meghan, you have excellent taste in parents!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. I love the photo but what your husband said is just so poignant and beautiful. Have fun in Seattle!! xo

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!! Enjoy your time together. You have an amazing relationship, and one I could only dream of. Best wishes to you both!

Privet and Holly said...

It was a struggle for
us to have the two that
we did, so I can so relate
to the gratitude in your
heart for your precious
girl. Not that we love them
more than those who had
no trouble conceiving, but
we have that sliding door
look into what might not
have been....

Hope you are having a BLAST
in Seattle ~ my favorite part
of the country!

Happy Valentine's Day,
xx Suzanne

French Basketeer.com said...

Happy Birthday Meghan, and congratulations J&AH on having such a beautiful and accomplished daughter!

Unknown said...

Aw, happy birthday, Meghan! And congrats on finishing law school! What a relief that must be :)

Stacey said...

awww, so stunningly beautiful. i hope she had a spectacular birthday(i am pretty sure she did).

quintessence said...

She is so beautiful!! Count your blessings!

pamela said...

such a doll! smart, beautiful, and funny... i feel so lucky to know and i love her dearly!