Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Miss Mouse

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Six years ago tomorrow (Tuesday) our Miss Maya Mouse made one hell of a dramatic entrance, right there in the back seat of my car in the taxi stand of the local hospital, followed by an ever-so-delightful life-threatening episode of polycythemia and several days in the NICU (caused by the hospital staff's panic at her birth, but that's a story for another day, or perhaps another year - she's fine now but I still have some processing to do before I can put it all down on paper), and ever since she's been setting her own agenda.
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Her path has had more twists and turns than most but she's reaching for the stars, climbing higher and higher each year and taking our hearts, and our breath, away right along with her.
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Happy birthday beautiful girl, mommy loves you all the way up until space.
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49 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Happy birthday Maya! I like the photo and its symbolical value.

Dina said...

Yom holedet sameach, Maya metuka!
Mazal tov to the great parents.

Yaelian said...

Mazal tov and yom huledet sameah to your little girl,wow,did she have an interesting entrance to this world!

marian said...

WOW that's amazing!..Maya sure looks a healthy, adventurous little 6yr old now!..Happy birthday and Happy RT :)

Auntie E said...

Happy birthday Maya, wonderful metaphor. Glad she is does fine.

Ralph said...

Your daughter, resplendent in her ruby pink, is beautiful. She arrived in this world under trying circumstances, but that is sort-of forgotten when she is happily at play. a wonderful celebration for a nice girl...

Carletta said...

Happy Birthday Maya!
Beautiful words to celebrate your darling little girl.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Birthfay Maya! Lovely words!

imom said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Maya, filled with things and people you love!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Happy birthday Maya! She is a great source of hope for me (as you know). And her birth story is by far the most incredible one I've ever heard!

Sophie said...

Lots of good reasons to celebrate this birthday and how wonderfully it has all worked out. Happy Birthday Maya, may you continue to grow and shine in every way!

Stine in Ontario said...

Sounds like Mom and six-er old have many reasons to celebrate. Hope she has a fabulous day!

"Sunshine" said...

Happy birthday, Maya :)

kaye said...

Happy Birthday to Maya the Mouse!

Carver said...

I hope your daughter has a very happy birthday. And I thought my daughter's birth was dramatic (24 years ago) but your experience makes my labor and delivery seem tame.

EastCoastLife said...

Happy birthday Maya! You are such a strong girl, you need to celebrate your birthday every year! Wish you happiness always.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

How wonderful that she's so healthy and energetic today. Lovely photo ... wishing her a happy birthday!
Hugs and blessings,

day by day said...

Happy Birthday to Maya!!!!! I hope her day is extra special....just as she is!!

and yes, that sure does sound like quite the entrance....would love to hear the story!

quilly said...

Happy Birthday, Maya! May your day be as grand as your mother's love.

Marites said...

Happy Birthday, Maya! May you always be healthy and blessed.

Phyllis Sommer said...

happy birthday maya!!!!!

napaboaniya said...

Here's wishing her a Happy 6th Birthday!!! :)

Neas Nuttiness said...

Happy Birthday Maya:-)

laughingatchaos said...

Oh, Happy Birthday, sweet Maya! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Jill said...

Happy, Happy birthday beautiful little lady!! May all your dreams come true.

Meikah said...

Happy birthday Maya! I hope you achieve everything that your heart desires. :)

My RT entry is here.

poppy fields said...

Bon anniversaire Maya!

Leora said...

Happy Birthday, Maya! And may you continue to bring much joy to your mom.

moneythoughts said...

Happy Birthday Maya!

October is a good month to be born. : )

Maribeth said...

Happy Birthday to Maya! I didn't know she's made such a dramatic entrance into this world. Amazing, she was in such a hurry. Glad she recovered, and also glad that this past year has found her reaching for the stars as well!

Icy BC said...

Happy Birthday Maya..Have fun for the rest of the year!

Patti said...

Happy Birthday greetings to your sweet Maya!

Six is a wonderful age.

I know something about daughters setting their own agenda. haha

Mine didn't make a dramatic entrance, she just came a week late.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Marice said...

happy birthday maya! hope you will continue to be a blessing for others specially to your family :)

u may view mine if u have time

Daryl said...

Happy Birthday, Mayala ... and mazel tov to you & Jay

chubskulit said...

Happy birthday pretty Maya!

Please take a peek on my first Ruby Tuesday entry. Seeyah!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday Maya.
Lovely girl, lovely name.

Amanda said...

Robin she is beautiful.... enjoy them both because they grow up! LOL! My oldest Elayna will be 18 this month and was preemie. She has had a few hurdles to climb as well but it is amazing to watch them flourish! Happy Birthday to Miss Mouse!

Karen said...

Happy birthday!

Annie said...

What a treasure. Happy birthday to your beautiful and adventurous little girl.

Mel said...

Happy Birthday Maya! I hope that she had a very special day!

shopannies said...

happy bithday to your beautiful girl

Ellie said...

Happy birthday, Maya. Brave Mom!

Dimple said...

Happy birthday, Maya!
And thanks for the visit, Robin. I'm not ready for winter, either!

anymommy said...

Happy birthday, beautiful girl. It's a huge strength to know how to fight for you place like you had to in the beginning.

Robin, happy birth day to you. She's a miracle and I know when you are ready you will process all that happened.

Baila said...

Happy birthday, Maya! Hoping to meet your mommy on Saturday night!

Risa said...

Happy Birthday Maya,
My daughter was born 28 years ago yesterday and we also had a bout of polycythemia which was really scary. She's fine now and is herself a mother of a beautiful baby girl. Looking forward to meeting your mom on Saturday night (and Baila too).

Robin said...

It must be something about the date Risa, how odd, two identical birthdays (though 22 years apart) and both with polycythemia.

I'm looking forward to meeting both of you as well :).

Shannon said...

Good heavens, that child has been full of surprises hasn't she? I love birth stories. How we came into this world says a lot I think. I feel you on the need to process a scary and complicated birth. I have one that still makes me shiver and want to hide too. Happy birthday lovely Miss Maya!

Mojo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYA! (even though I know I'm waaaaay late). I've followed your stories of this one for almost a year now, and she is indeed a wonder.

My dad's birthday was 10/13/32, and just being born in eastern NC during the Depression was a complication.