Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Day I Added a Permanent Title

On April 19, 1997 I became a mommy.  15 years later, that title has shifted from mommy to mom, sometimes mum.  Since I can remember, I had wanted to have a baby.  I had no idea how much it would change me, forever.  My heart had been stolen by that 9 pound 3 ounce bundle of beauty, Sydney Ann.

Here I was, 24 years old, a new mom and a baby with colic.  I was certain that I had not asked for a baby that cried that much, day and night.  It seemed to last forever.  In all reality, it was only about four months.  Then, as if almost overnight, I had a smiley baby girl.  Her blue eyes were mesmerizing.  I would have been happy to just stare at her all day.

Fast forward 15 years...  I am now the mom of a beautiful young woman whose blue eyes can convey love or sometimes roll with dissatisfaction.  Those blue eyes will now be responsible for watching other drivers on the road.  They will eventually capture the heart of a boy.  They will show kindness and compassion to her family and friends.  

Sydney, you are my world!  We are so similar and yet you are so much of your own person.  You are beautiful and compassionate.  You have such a huge heart.  You and your smile can light up an entire room.  

The verse that I have chosen for you is Joshua 1:9

"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

You are becoming more independent.  God will be with you even when I'm not.  If I'm being honest, that might may be more to make me feel better.

I love you to pieces child!

Happy 15th Birthday!!!

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