Thursday, March 3, 2011
You Can't Be Twenty!
This is my daughter Emilie. My daughters are 10 years
apart. 20 years ago, I was at my grand mothers house and
she said, "Kim when is that baby going to be born?" Her due
date wasn't until March 10th but I said, " Oh March 4th she is going
to March fourth. I laughed and then I woke up on the morning of March
4th in labor.
We had been having a drought and it lasted for 10 years. But on the day I was
in labor with her is rained all day. I listened to the rain on the roof and it
rained the entire month of March. The drought was over.
She is in the middle, she has two brothers older and two brothers younger.
She has always been such a girl, she liked Barbies, and dolls and she loved
jewelery and getting her nails painted.
When she was tiny and if she was being fussy, I could ask her if she wanted to
go shopping and I could put her in the stroller and we would go to the mall and
walk up and down and she would be the happiest baby ever. As a matter of fact
we are doing that for her birthday tomorrow.
When she was little she loved Roo, you know from Winnie-the-Pooh? We misplaced
Roo, I still to this day do not know what happened to him. I tore that house up and every
where I could think of and I never found him.
One day, I was doing laundry and she was about 3 she came in to where I was folding clothes
and she sat beside me and looked up and breathed a deep sigh, I asked her what
was the matter, and she said, " Oh, Mom, could you just take me to the Roo store and
drop me off?" Well, I dropped what I was doing and loaded all the kids in the car and took
her to the Disney store in the mall and she stood before millions of Roo's and looked at
each one and none of them were hers. We bought one that day, but she never really played
I am so thankful that 20 years ago, I was so blessed to have been given the joy of
having my daughter, and she still continues to bless me each and every day. She
talks to me, she listens to me. She is my coffee partner, she makes me laugh and
she grows flowers better than me. She is my daughter and now at twenty she is my friend.
I am a very, very blessed Mom.
Happy Birthday Emilie,