Today is a special day. We are celebrating my baby #1's 12th Birthday.
T E E W E L L V V E ! I can not believe it. Since when am I old enough to have a twelve year old? Since when am I not twelve myself?
With each passing day I feel more of a connection to my mom. Being a mom will do that to you. I remember the day Sonja was born. My mom showed up just in time for the birth. As soon as I laid eyes on Sonja, for the first time in my life I knew how much my mother really loved me. I didn't understand the magnitude of love a mother was capable of having. Not until that moment at least. Then it all came rushing in, and suddenly I understood it, and felt it so strong and so tangible that I could have touched it. One of the first things out of my mouth in the delivery room was said in awe to my mother, "I can't believe you did that 6 times!" I have been in awe of her ever since.
Sonja was such a fat delicious baby who slept 10 hours at night almost from the start. I know, dream baby! I remember thinking, "what's the big deal, this baby stuff is easy!" (don't you worry, my #2 daughter showed me the other side of the baby coin- I've had my fill.) But back to Sonja.
She made me a mother, the best thing I have done with my life to date, and for that I am thankful! What fun these last 12 years have been.
(me ⬇ and my groovy mom, you better bet your bottom dollar she wore bell bottoms!)
in other news, see the resemblance?
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