Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mina!

My baby is nine today. My gorgeous, uniquely-brilliant girl. My love child. I love her to the point of panic sometimes. I've always run circles around her to protect her from anyone that might misunderstand her. Too much, probably. I clear her path so she can dance around on it, lost in a beat she made up. Her mind clicks along to a higher logic, her own, and this creams my heart to a mushy pulp. She's so funny, her timing cutting, and so strong - just ask her. It's hard to dive into her black eyes that don't always reveal much -- she can be a Shut-Off Queen -- but when I get glimpses of the silent churning that's going on in there, I see a whole fantastic world. I see unbelievable things. Anything she does is pretty much alright with me.

While Maya fights for the animals, Mina can talk to them.


I love you so much, Mina.

13 comments:

Maven said...

Awww, happy birthday! That one of her with the pig just hurts me.

John Mc said...

happy Birthday! Love the pig photo too!

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

happiest birthday to Mina!

Hil The Thrill said...

Ohh! The pig one! Yes, that one is priceless. Happy Birthday, Mina.

Kathleen said...

another fan of the pig photo!
sigh..what a cutie, your daughter!

happy birthday, talented, sweet, gorgeous, mina!
happy birthday, wonderful, stunning, creative mama!

xo

SUEB0B said...

Happy Birthday, Mina.

And the size of that Tabby cat's HEAD OMG!!

Pixielyn said...

Awwwwwww, precious photos!! Your daughter Minas birhtday is the same day as my husbands!!!
I hope her Birthday was filled with happiness and that she had wishes fulfilled to make memories forever...........!!!!
Happy Birthday to Mina!!!!

Melinda said...

Wow, that top picture -- I can't believe how wise she looks.

On second thought, of course I can believe it.

Happy birthday Mina!

madness rivera said...

Thanks everybody. Yes, Mina and the thousand pound pig . . .I'm partial to the one where she's snuggling the baby goat. DOH, I'm vklempt.

Marigoldie said...

Happy birthday, Sweet Complicated Baby.

Molly Schreck said...

This blog is so beautiful. She is lucky to have her mom. Happy Birthday Mina! Keep dancing...

bazu said...

happy birthday to your beautiful Mina!

julie hasson said...

Happy birthday Mina!

What a beautiful girl you've got there.