13 February 2012
Today she is 14, but 11 years ago, our third child celebrated her third birthday. Back then, she loved Minnie Mouse, so her hand-made invitations, her cake, even her dress, all featured her favorite Disney character. For the invitations, I wrote a cutesy poem all about her. I’ll post it here; but a bit of explanation first.
Margaret was due February 2 (note today’s date) and even though I did not find out the gender of my baby, I just knew she was a girl. She came home to a lovey-bear we named Lynnette after the person who gave it to her and before long she had her favorite foods, including yogurt covered raisins which she dubbed “raisin eggs.” And when she was little we called her Meggie. (About the time she turned four, she informed us, “My name is Mawgwet, not Meddie.” So then, Margaret it is.) The rest you’ll find self-explanatory. Enjoy!
Happiest birthday to our unrequested blessing, our Margaret–which just so happens to mean “pearl.”