Sometimes a picture says a thousand words. It is especially true when my heart is so full of gratitude for having Alyssa as my daughter, that my lips can’t speak or the tears of joy stream down my face.
Without too many words, let’s chat about Alyssa.
Some Of The Things I Love About Alyssa
I love Alyssa’s toes. When she was a baby, I probably kissed them a billion times. Mothers do that kind of stuff.
I love the way Alyssa scrunches her nose when she is “being cute.”
I love Alyssa’s warm brown eyes, long eyelashes and the way she so artistically puts on her makeup.
I love the way Alyssa loves animals and the little girl giggle she gets when she is with them.
I love Alyssa’s nurturing spirit.
I love Alyssa’s creativity.
I love Alyssa’s contemplative softer side.
I love that Alyssa is so photogenic and lets me take lots of pictures of her…still.
I love Alyssa’s constant changing fashion.
I love that Alyssa works hard and has a wonderful work ethic.
I love how Alyssa got excited every time there was a new Harry Potter or Twilight series movie.
I love how Alyssa loves her birthday and enjoys celebrating it every year.
Alyssa is very easy to love.
I think Alyssa is so wonderful.
I am thankful that Alyssa loves me.
I want to tell the whole world that Alyssa is truly the apple of my eye.
It hasn’t always been smooth sailing and…
there have been many times that Alyssa has done some things that have truly puzzled me.
I still haven’t figured out why she wanted her nose pierced or that extra hole in her ear. Reminding her that it took me nine months to grow all that skin for her just didn’t seem to matter much. (smile)
It is very obvious that today, April 15th, 2012 is Alyssa’s 19th birthday.
Alyssa is a wonderful person and I enjoy being her mother.
I’m so glad that Alyssa doesn’t mind that I splash her photo all over the place and that she understands how proud I am to be her mother.
I am so happy that I get to share wonderful stories about Alyssa with you.
I know that people all over the whole world can read this post and see my wonderful daughter.
I never get tired of talking about Alyssa and there never seems to be enough time with her even on the days we spend every waking moment together.
Alyssa, you are the “Person of the Year” every year to me. The day you were born was SUCH a wonderful day. Everyone was in awe of the tiny little baby that finally came into this world to grace our home with so much happiness.
I felt like shouting from the top of the highest buildings that I had given birth to a little girl named Alyssa.
Throughout the last nineteen years – I know! I can’t believe it has been that long either! – I have enjoyed being your mother. I love you with all my heart. I hope that you have a FANTASTIC birthday and that every day brings you more happiness than you can imagine.
It is has been said that “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” You took my breath away nineteen years ago and have blessed me with billions and billions of wonderful moments.
Alyssa, I love you so much! Happy Birthday!!!