Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today is the day!

Nineteen years ago today I became a Mom. I was 19 at the time, Michael was 20 (and 1 week exactly). Having almost no money at the time, we would spend most of our weekends going for long walks. At the mall. At the park. Being such young parents (we looked even younger than we were), we got used to people avoiding our eyes or looking with us with distain.

One day something changed. People started smiling at us. Pointing and smiling even. Even talking to us pleasantly. You see, our little girl had learned to sit up on her own. From the moment she could sit up, she would sit STRAIGHT up, eyes wide open, with a big engaging smile on her face. She was so beautiful & friendly, she DARED people to judge us & when they did, she convinced them that we were indeed a wonderful family.

God knew what he was doing when he gave us this one. She's been such a joy & a light in our lives for every one of her 19 years. We've been blessed. Happy Birthday Meggie-Poo! We love you!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

wondreful! wonderful! Good Job
Sharon

Shannie said...

What a great post! I love this! Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! Hope is a wonderfully amazing day.

Coach Kasey said...

Happy Birthday Bob!

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday !! What a sweet photo slideshow .....

SoMi's Nilsa said...

This is such a wonderful post, despite the fact that people can be so darn judgmental! Well, you proved them wrong and have a beautiful daughter to show for it!