Thursday, July 29, 2010

She's the One


Two years ago this morning, this was the picture I posted here.

Looking back through the history of all the photos of my daughter I've published on this site -- the timeline of her young life -- is something that's bittersweet beyond description.

Regardless of the difficulties that have come my way, though -- the fact that I'm separated from my daughter on her second birthday being just one -- I'm the luckiest man in the world. I had this moment -- this gorgeous baby, who's become this amazing little kid.

She'll be with me in a few days, but for now let me just say -- happy birthday, Inara.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aww. Happy Birthday you sweet little thing. She is perfect.

L. said...

So sweet.

(As an aside, I recently watched Firefly/Serenity with a character named Inara and was reminded what a lovely name it is. Good choice.)

ntx said...

Happy Birthday Inara! (And to her parents)

Chez said...

That would be where we got the name, L.

Alanna said...

Happy Birthday 'RA!

so happy you get to see her soon in a few days :)

hugs,
'NA

L. said...

I suspected it might be. I love that show, but I'm a sucker for some decent sci-fi so it's not entirely surprising.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, little Companion!

Heather said...

A very happy birthday to Inara!! :)

Riles said...

Happy birthday to Inara!

Ref said...

And a very happy Inara's Birthday to YOU, pal! Despite the circumstances, you done good.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Inara, you have a good father there.

Tabi said...

Aww.

Happy birthday to Inara, and happy times to you!

Enjoy your time with her, and at such an amazing age!

Sean McGovern said...

Happy Birthday, Inara!

pete parada said...

happy birthday inara! so excited you get to see her in a few days chez!

kanye said...

Two years. Bet it seems like two minutes. I know that's how it is for me and, I'm with mine everyday. It must be flying by for you.

Party with Grandma and Grandpa when she gets there?