Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another day

I can remember exactly what I was doing 7 years ago today. Mostly because it was the day my daughter came into the world. This morning as I sent her off to school (and she waited patiently for the bus, which was running late) I was reminded that because of her I am writing, again. If it wasn't for my children I would still be pounding nails, or working for a farmer, perhaps doing a factory job. I would probably not be doing any writing, even on days like today when the words struggle to make it to paper. Amazing how seemingly dissimilar events unfold to create the day that we have today.

12 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, and thank goodness for her. I can't imagine not being able to read your blog and your stories.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- You just wouldn't know what you are missing. ;)

katey said...

Happy birthday to her! We're glad you're writing, that's for sure ;)

Aaron Polson said...

A double birthday of sorts, then. Happy birthday to your daughter, and your stories.

Natalie L. Sin said...

: )

PS: Law school (or rather, hating it) got me writing *lol*

BT said...

Happy birthday little one. This makes me want to move to the US just that much more. My ten yo and your seven yo would get on famously and then we could relax and have beer while complaining about not being able to write...

Jamie Eyberg said...

I'll tell her happy birthday from all of you (after which I am sure I will get a funny look)

Katey- I don't know about you, being glad I am writing and all. Something is off. :)

Aaron- the writing didn't come about for another 3 years but it came all the same.

Nat- I am sure you could debate with the best of them. Just imagine them in their underwear.

BT- I'll help you unload the u-haul and bring the beer.

Danielle Ferries said...

Happy birthday to your little girl.

Jeremy Kelly said...

My five year old has just stared writing out words and its exciting.

Soon he'll be writing his own stories.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Happy belated birthday to the little one, by the way.

Carrie Harris said...

My kids are what convinced me to take a chance at this writing thing too.

Happy birthday to your girl (who I must say has very good taste). ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

Happy (belated) birthday to her. I hope she had a great birthday, and I know she's got a great dad. :)