It is so hard to believe she is 9 today, I remember her birthday like it was yesterday. I remember how my water broke and I said to myself, "Already?" As crazy as it sounded, at 39 weeks it was too soon for me because I had a wonderful pregnancy and it flew by for me. When I was pregnant I would cry every time I heard the song 100 years by Five for Fighting and last weekend when I at the party store with Sydney shopping for her birthday party supplies, that song started playing in the background. I don't think I need to tell you what I did next.....cried. The birthday festivities went well and now I am exhausted. Happy birthday to my dear firstborn. Thank you for first giving me my proudest title, "Mom." I love you.