Today is a day to celebrate!
On this day, twenty-three years ago
A daughter was born.
She was a life long dream fulfilled.
A reason to celebrate!
Happy Birthday, Jessica!
(I know you read my blog!)
When she was just a little girl,
She was the apple of everyone's eye
Her brother was smitten -
So thrilled with his sister!
She grew up quickly,
before we knew it,
she was heading off to college -
"Okay, take the picture, and let me get back to decorating my first apartment."
Friends were getting married . . .
She discovered a love of baking,
Cookies, cakes, chicken enchiladas.
Found that she was really good at it -
Apple pies her speciality!
"I can bake a Thanksgiving apple pie!"
She grew up loving the beach
no matter the weather
Windy, rainy, stormy, clear
Her shoes would come off.
(December 2011- raining, miserable, NO ONE is on the beach!)
This year, as in the past several years,
We celebrated early,
Distance and schedules in the way
Her birthday choice 2012?
. . . Birthday Backpacking Sleeping Bag!
She's on her own
living her life
making her own choices
building her own dreams -
And never far from her mother's heart.
Have a fantastic day celebrating life