When it is Twenty Years Later…

On this day, twenty years ago, I gave birth to my baby girl.

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The day I met her is the most amazing day I could ever imagine. I remember I couldn’t stop looking at her. Almost as if my heart was born outside my body. This little person was here. The one I had prayed and prayed about. I looked over every inch of her; from her rosy lips, to her tiny toes, and her little cone head. What a wonder it was to see this very real little person finally enter my life after a long nine months.

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The two grandmas and great grandma were just as enamored with her.

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We all fell a lot in love with this fuzzy-headed baby. A precious gift to us all.

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And oh, how she grew…

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Day after day…

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One minute I am sitting and rocking my baby girl…

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The next I am chasing after a toddler…

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And then, I am holding her hand and I am praying that she grows and shines as bright as she is.

And she does, right before my very eyes.

Faster than I ever thought possible.

In a blink she is all grown up and welcomes her own baby girl…

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And now I have two hearts outside my body.

I am so proud of you, Sydney. You are a beautiful Mom and an even more beautiful (now) twenty-year-old.

Happy Birthday! May the next twenty years be as good as the last.

22 thoughts on “When it is Twenty Years Later…

  1. Sue Kelcey

    You are so very blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful support system- Mom. grandma. great-grandma. You are blessed to have a daughter. They usually stick with Mom. Sons have other priorities. With MothersDay this Sunday, I try hard to remember mine, never knew a Grandma. You are blessed, enjoy everyday!

    Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 14:29:13 +0000 To: suelrussell@hotmail.com

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    1. I am blessed. And I am blessed to have another Mom too. My most favorite Mother-in-law! I hope you know how loved you are. I didn’t get to love a son as I only had a daughter. We are both lucky to be moms to our kids and grandma too!!


  2. Dwigh Burke

    Wow! You really touched me. We are so blessed to have great children. You made me feel so lucky to hug my daughter. That is the gift of a great writer. thank you. Dwight (And you are stunning in the 8th photo)

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  3. Reblogged this on de monte y mar and commented:
    First monday of the re bloggin’ series!
    Because it seems fitting: this is a beautiful post on motherhood, by Angelia Sims who does beautiful portraits and super photo story telling.
    Hope you had an excellent weekend!

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