Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Don't Know How This Happened.....

30 years ago today I gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl I had ever laid eyes on.  She was perfect.  She looked just like her daddy.  She entered the world wide eyed and content.  It was love at first sight and I can't remember my life before she came into it.  She is the one who made me a mom.  She is the one who made 'us' a family. 

I don't know how the past 30 years have flown by so quickly.  I don't know how she has already gone to preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school and college. I don't know how she got her drivers license.  I don't know how she has already gone to formal dances and had a first date.  I don't know how she fell in love and met 'the one.'  I don't know how daddy has walked his little girl down the aisle and danced with her at her wedding.  I don't know how she has become a mother.  Not once, but twice. (I know no comments about that,) I don't know how she has packed up and moved to that 'other state' that she lives in. I don't know how she has become such an amazing Senior Pastor's wife.  I don't know how she has taken her own baby to preschool already. 

I don't know how she can be turning 30 at 8:33 pm tonight when I am still 29.  I may be mathematically challenged, but even I know that this just doesn't work.

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful women that I know. I love the woman that you have become.  I love laughing with you.  I love acting silly with you. I love spending time with you.  I love being your mom and I love being your friend.