Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Great Birthday Gift


Yup, today I start a new journey around the sun (as one friend eloquently put it on my Facebook page).

I'm not much for presents (I'm a hard-to-shop-for youngest child...), but 7-year-old Phoebe gave me something great right before I set off this a.m. on a later-than-usual 10-mile run. She asked me, "Mom, can I go running with you when I'm 15?" I replied, "Oh, we don't need to wait that long to run together!" With great excitement, Phoebe said, "Like when I'm 11 or 12?" I told her I thought we could even run together when she's 10.

A huge grin broke out on her face. It was exactly what this mother needed to kick off a great birthday.

-SBS
photo above is Phoebe on Monday, the birthday of Dr. Seuss

7 comments:

Carolina John said...

very cool! we should all be so lucky.

Maria said...

My 6 year old wants to run with me too. I can't wait! Happy Healthy Birthday!

Julie said...

some little girls look forward to the age when they are allowed to get their ears pierced. I like that your daughter is excited for a run with her mama!! Much healthier for lots of reasons...

Loren said...

Nice post!! I found great collection of birthday gifts for girls at Red Envelope...

AirborneVet said...

Happy Birthday! I will be turning another year older next month and feel it every day. At least when I run, even if it isn't very often any more, I feel good.

Joanne said...

WOW - I am reeaaallly behind in reading your posts...This sounds like Phoebe, YOUR daughter...What an insightful thing for a 7 year old to say and desire...A hero has been realized in you which is the way it should be!

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