Thursday, January 26, 2012
Happy Birthday to My Beautiful Girl!
Today is a special day. It's the day I first became a mother 29 years ago.
What a day that was! I still get misty-eyed just thinking back to that wonderful day.
She was my first baby. Everything went according to textbook. She was almost on time, she was due the 25 and started labor that night, was born the next morning, about the time her daddy usually would leave for work. It was love at first sight.
She was so cute when she was born, came out with a hard frown, and looked like she was quite annoyed at those lights overhead, and as if she was saying "Would you turn those lights off, already?! I was trying to sleep!"
Over the next few days we got to know each other better. And I learned she loved her daddy dearly, and she stole his heart, too.
She was a gorgeous baby, with heartbreaking blue eyes, and her dark hair eventually turned totally blonde--platinum.
Before I could turn around it was time for her to start school.
Soon, she broke my heart at kindergarten registration when she told me she didn't need me to help her with her coat, she could do it herself. She could do lots herself, and she always has.
Such an independent little spitfire, that girl. How I admire her spirit and her strength, more than she will ever, ever know. She has made us so proud.
Before I could turn around, she had graduated high school, college, and set out on her own to fulfill a dream she had of living in her dad's home state.
And it turns out, that it's a good thing that she is strong, and independent because she lives far, far from her family.
Now that she's a mother herself, she is calling on that strength and independence every day to get this important job done that she's so glad to have.
But how I would love, love, love to be there with her today and spoil her a little and love on those beautiful babies she's got.
Jamie, have I ever told you you are my hero?
Well, you are.
And I love you.
I love you dearly and wish you a beautiful, magical, yet ordinary birthday. The only wish I have is that we could be with you to celebrate.