Saturday, October 17, 2009
23 Years Ago Today.....Oh baby!
Twenty three years ago from this very hour I felt my first labor pains.
Twenty three years ago exactly.
It was the middle of the night and it woke me up.
I didn't want to wake my husband because I wasn't sure.
And he had to get up early for work.
What did labor pains really feel like anyway?
I for one did not know
I laid awake for awhile just waiting
This might just be the day I would meet my daughter.
I had thought a lot about what she would be like.
She would have dark hair and eyes like her father.
She would be tiny and quiet.
Maybe even a little shy like her father.
I would cherish her.
The pains began to increase.
A little bit of panic set in.
Maybe I couldn't do this. This was already painful. Up until this moment I had never really felt great pain. Maybe I wasn't ready. I tried to lie there as long as I could but my fears got the best of me and I whispered to Mr. T, "I think this might be it."
It was my daughter.
No brown hair...blonde
No brown eyes....green
Not tiny...almost 8 pounds
Not quiet....screaming full tilt from the very first breath
Not shy or demure.....demanding, bold, powerful.
Nothing like who I imagined.
More than I could ever hope for.
I have cherished her.......
and always will
Happy Birthday 23rd my moonbeam...I love you.