January 30, 2009

Three years ago today.

Three years ago yesterday, I was hiking up Grey Mountain with a friend when I got the call.

"My water broke."

Three years ago today, I was there to welcome Jade into the world. She came a week early, like she couldn't wait to see what was outside of that confining little womb.

Since then, she's seen a lot and done a lot. She's been to five countries. She's gone on canoe and camping trips and mountain hikes. She's had hernia surgery and is valiantly facing the trials of Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy. She's had good times and bad and has been a strong and brave kid through it all.

As you can imagine, I'm extremely proud of my three-year-old.

Even if she thinks I'm a goof.

Jade takes a break from eating her ketogenic diet-friendly birthday cake to ask herself if she's actually related to the goofball with the camera.

Happy Birthday, sweetie.


Anonymous said...

Michael, Jade is a VERY SMART kid....she doesn't "think" you're a goof....she KNOWS you're a goof. And we all love you for it.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

From reading your mom's comment, I can see where your sense of humour came from, Michael:)

"Happy Birthday, Jade!"

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jade!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jade, from the Kines/Ejangiaq clan. And yes, you are perceptive. Dad is a goof.

Shockr said...

Happy belated bday Jade. I miss you and everyone so much!