Today is the 37th birthday of my first born. She has grown into a wonderful, beautiful young woman. I am very proud of her and all she has accomplished.
I had her over to my home this evening for a birthday celebration with one of her favorite foods.....pizza! And of course the usual birthday cake and ice cream. The hubby and I gave her a small present that she had been wanting. But in looking back at all of her birthdays, it is I who have received the best presents. The love and the memories that this young woman has given me are more than enough to last any one person more than a lifetime.
The memories began the moment she was born and she looked at me with those beautiful eyes that you can get lost gazing into. Through those eyes I began to see the world in a whole different way. Just the little things.........like blowing the white fuzz off a dandelion, a new box of crayons with all the pointed colorful ends staring back at you, a line of ants carrying some tiny speck of food back to their colony, a bee rubbing the pollen he has collected off his antennae. Old hat and simple things to an adult but to a child a whole new magical world. Those are the presents she left me and so many more too numerous to name here.
She said her proper "thank you" for the celebration and the gift; but it is I who should be telling her "Thank you". Thank you for so much more than you will ever know! I love you, Dear!