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twentyone6How did this happen? I blinked, and she was all grown up!

Twenty-one years ago, I received one of the best  gifts I could have ever received – my beautiful baby girl was born and has blessed me ever since. I am so proud of the amazing young woman she has become, and so proud to not only call her my daughter but my best friend. chicagocropped


                                                            Happy Birthday, Melody!

                                                I love you more than you’ll ever know.

                                                             Forever and Always, Mom.



Today is a special day for my daughter Christy – it’s her 18th birthday. It seems that just seconds ago she was this cute little bug who always wanted to hold my hand when we were out and about. She has grown up to be an amazing young woman, with her own unique talent, humor, and wisdom. She has an incredible gift for composing the most raw and honest lyrics. She is strong, tough, and sometimes even fearless.

So where does that leave me as a mom now that she is legal in the eyes of the law?

I have already learned from her older sister that I cannot pick their lives, but I can be there to help pick up the pieces. I support when I can; I can be the ear when needed.

I will never stop worrying and I will never stop being there when they call for help. After all, I ‘signed up’ to be a mom FOREVER.


Happy 18th Birthday Christy!

To know you, is to absolutely love you.


Today is my daughter’s birthday

Today is my daughter’s 19th birthday. After 31 hours of labor and three hours of pushing, at 5:10 p.m., Melody Kay was born. It seems like only yesterday I was rocking her to sleep in my arms.

I have to say I am and have been so blessed to have her as my daughter.

How can one mother (myself) have so much? And this does not even begin to include the blessings I receive from my younger daughter, Christy, or from my son, Danny.

Happy Birthday Melody!