Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Zoe




you'll be given love
you'll be taken care of
you'll be given love
you have to trust it
twist your head around
it's all around you
all is full of love
all around you
all is full of love
-Bjork

I usually don't post much about my family. I started this blog for my artwork and it's morphed into a blog about many other things; travels, gardens, cats, etc. However, my daughter, who is my best creation to date, turns 4 today. I never wanted to have children until I turned 30 and like a switch in my brain being flicked, I suddenly needed to have one. I never thought I would be a good mother. I've never been known as a patient person. I didn't think I had any nuturing skills. Oh I have learned so much! We are so fortunate to be blessed with such a sweet, kind and intelligent daughter. She is everything to me. When she is not in the house, I feel as if a piece of me is missing.
I sit here typing this with tears in my eyes and I just wanted to share how much she means to me.
Thank you all for reading.

Cats make good guardians.



Dogs make good face cleaners:)



I never knew a kid could like Longwood Gardens so much.



We share a great love of all living creatures.



Never lose that childlike wonder.



Happy Birthday Zoe, may all your dreams come true!

27 comments:

Mother's Moon's Message said...

she is absolutely precious.... and rightfully so you should be proud... Happy birthday Zoe...

Janine said...

Your little girl looks so sweet and pretty. It is easy to understand, that you are cracy about her.
She really is adorable.

Laura said...

Happiest of birthdays to your beautiful girl!
blessings
~*~

angelandspot said...

Happy Birthday, Zoe!

DeLaRenaissance said...

What a beautiful daughter you have Jen!

~ Happy Birthday Zoe! May all of your dreams come true! ~

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Zoe and yes, may all your dreams come true. Having met her I can attest to what a cutie she is!!!!
Lisa

Rue said...

Happy Birthday to Zoe! What a sweetheart! Oh -and that's a Princess and the Frog cake? Lucky girl!

magikalseasons said...

Happy Birthday to Zoe wishing all her wishes come true! What a beautiful little girl. :)

JeniQ said...

Happy Birthday to you and Zoe! While it's not your actual birthday Jen, it was in most ways the first day of "the rest of your life".

Lin said...

Aw, what a nice treat to see your beautiful Zoe! Happy day to both of you!

cowgirljlynn said...

What a beautiful daughter!

Mikki said...

Congrats! This brought a little tear to my eye, since my littlest one turned 4 just 3 weeks ago. Funny how fast it all happens. I can still feel her little baby butt in my hands. Now she dresses up like a pirate and chases me through the house.

First Draught Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Zoe. . . Happy Birthday to YOU!
Kat n' Joe C

Sares said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Zoe! I hope all her wishes come true too!

Paint Girl said...

Happy Birthday Zoe!! Such a cutie pie!!

Linda said...

*****Happy Birthday Zoe*****
Lots of Love, Linda,Woozle the horse, and Prince the dog, send licks and slobbers too xxx

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Thank you all SO MUCH! Zoe enjoyed hearing all the Happy Birthday wishes from everyone:)
Jen

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a beautiful and loving post to your adorable daughter! Happy birthday, Zoe! Hope she had a most lovely day!!! :) Give her an extra hug from me. Theresa

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

What a sweet girl! And what a touching post. I love the last photo. I'd probably have that rapt expression too if I had a cute party dress and an awesome cake like that! I hope she had a wonderful day. :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

She is absolutely adorable and what a fantastic smile. Happy Birthday to Zoe.

Joan said...

Happy Birthday Zoe! I can tell by your pictures that you are one happy and very loved little girl !

phaedra96 said...

Happy Birthday, Zoe! What a fabulous cake! My children are now grown up (define grown up, please) and am now working on grandchildren.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Sweet post! Your daughter is beautiful and I LOVE that she has a love of animals. I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Happy belated Birthday to Zoe! What a cutie pie!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh, Jen, this was absolutely touching!!!! When Zoe is older and reads this she is going to understand how truly loved she was and continues to be....what a great post!
I hope it was a great day for everyone in your family.
Laurie

Blackfeatherfarm said...

She is a doll, Happy Birthday ZOE !

Mountain Woman said...

A belated happy birthday to a most precious girl. Isn't it amazing the way children change our lives and nothing is ever the same. She is so adorable too.