What? A post two days in a row?? I know…wonders may never cease! My baby girl, who I didn’t think even read my blog, called me, hurt, because I didn’t post on her 20th birthday. So, just in case you think your kids don’t read your blog, think again!
These are a few of the things that filled that tiny room in the maternity wing of a Texas hospital in August of 1989. A mom, out of breath and covered in a sweaty sheen…a father, breathless himself, after their 8lb. 4oz. daughter made her debut. She made a hard, but fast entrance; so fast, that she bruised her perfect face on the way out. Yet, had anything ever looked so beautiful?
Those two young parents brought that little girl home and began the process of raising her up.
There were days when the tired mommy would hit the pillow at night, convinced she was the worst mother ever and wondering if they would ever make it through kindergarten, much less beyond!
But there were other days, more days, that were filled with…
Suddenly, she’s grown.
The bumps and potholes of raising a strong-willed little firecracker have faded into the shadowy images of years gone by. There exists now a strong young woman; still a firecracker, but now exploding with life, dreams, plans, loyalty…love. Now, when the older mommy hits her pillow at night, she thinks of the young woman hitting her own pillow in another city, curled up with a little puppy, and she’s filled with…
That mother falls asleep, content, knowing that the next 20 years and beyond will be filled with more of the same.
P.S. I promise to never miss another birthday blog, sweet E, if you’ll promise to keep visiting over here. :o) Oh, how I love you!
What a beautiful post for my beautiful granddaughter's 20th birthday! It brought tears to this grandmommy's eyes! I love you "Emmie Girl"!!
We really do have SOOOO much in common. Cannot wait to meet you face to face someday. You've probably already figured out that I have quite a firecracker in the form of a 19 y/o girl, too. And, my son even has a puppy that looks very similar to that. It's a Yorkie (3.5 lbs. full grown).
Such a sweet birthday message! And how wonderful that your daughter wanted you to post about it. You must have a great relationship. Happy 20th to the birthday girl! So many fabulous things await you on this journey called life!
good job mother dearest:) thank you, I know you will never forget again, and itbrought tears to my eyes as well grandmommy.
And to mine, too! *tears* What a beautiful post, Melinda!
What a beautiful post….so mnay feelings I share…
Beautiful post. Love the pics especially the one of her sticking her tongue out (bathing suit)…and the one on the phone…man does she have long legs. Then later ones…oh, she's so beautiful. Cute pup too.
Beautiful post — and beautiful daughter! You are blessed, dear friend. But you already know that…
Well, I supposed she asked for it, especially the swimsuit picture! Happy Birthday, baby girl! I have a twenty-year-old son. Interested?
Love this sweet girl!!! Very well expressed- tears here soon! Thanks for providing me with someone I can bond with like a niece and dear friend!!!
What a beautiful daughter you have!! She is beautiful on the outside, just like her mom and I'm sure she is equally beautiful on the inside.
God bless all of you.
What a sweet post about your daughter! She's beautiful. They indeed grow up so very fast.
Thank you for your very kind words about my dad. Everthing happened so very fast…all in a month's time, but God is good. He is free from pain and suffering and with Jesus. Thank you again. 🙂
Loved this post – my girl just turned 16 and we celebrated her. Great to find you this evening. Enjoyed the reading!
Blessings to you,
She's beautiful. I love the picture of her on the phone hanging out in her room!