Saturday, January 10, 2009

Little Fish Turns 11!!!!

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

---Elizabeth Stone

It's amazing to me that my daughter turned 11 yesterday. Mrs. Fish and I were reminiscing about all the old stories we have of her, but frankly they didn't seem, in my mind, like old stories. It seems like only yesterday she was born and the put her under the French-fry warmer and cried until I spoke to her. Life changes in amazing ways after the birth of a child (don't worry, I am not going to go into all of that here) and most of it, frankly, is for the better.

I continue to be impressed by the person my daughter is becoming. Strong, self-assured, imaginative and inquisitive, she exudes a confidence I didn't have at twice her age. She is focused on loving people and God, about things like justice and living right. The strength of her character continues to grow and I so proud of my Little Fish. Happy Birthday.


Eric said...

It takes great parents to raise a great child! Congrats good buddy!

Jenny (jsnowash) said...

Happy Birthday to Little Fish! I know exactly how you feel... My oldest is also 11 (he'll actually be 12 in a couple months), and it also seems like just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital... but at the same time, I can't remember, or imagine, what life would be like without him and his sisters. Congrats to the whole Fish Family! Hope you had a fun day!