The whole birth experience was long, scary, painful, cleansing and the closest I have ever felt to God. My body took over and the miracle happened with a lot of help from my doctor. Alyssa didn’t cry when she was born and with eyes wide opened, she looked around the room. The nurse wiped her up a bit, wrapped her in a towel and stood beside the bed next to me. My daughter smiled and reached her hand out towards me.
I wasn’t scared any more.
I felt more alive than I had ever felt and my gratitude to God was immeasurable.
Today is Alyssa’s 17th Birthday.
Alyssa, you are truly the sunshine of the morning. I love and admire you. I feel so very blessed to not only know you, but to be your mother. You have made my life worth living. You are truly the brightest ray of sunshine I have ever seen grace this planet.
Thank you for being you.
Thank you for caring and forgiving me when I mess up.
Thank you for being obedient and in desiring the good part.
Thank you for loving me.
On this wonderful 17th birthday, I wish I could wave a wand and make your whole life free from all pain and sorrow forever. We both know I can’t do it no matter how much I wish for it to be true. However, I did find a few ladies who wanted to wave their wands for someone they loved too. Her name is Aurora, also known as Sleeping Beauty. They loved her very much and often made a mess of things, but in the end their love is all she really wanted and needed. This will make you smile.
Becoming your mother was THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE.
I would sing to you, but we both know how lovely my voice is, so Sarah Evans agreed to sing my feelings to you today…