Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tiffani Rene

What happened to the last 18 years? I mean really, what happened? 18 years ago I was 20 years old, not quiet an adult but thinking I knew something. Now I look back and realize I don't know much now compared to what I will in another 18 years, but more than I did back then. I know I wouldn't change my life for anything because then I wouldn't be the mother of my baby, Tif. She helped me become a woman. She helps me grow every time I talk to her. She challenges me, frustrates me, makes me crazy at times, but she also loves me. What more could a mama ask for. Unconditional love from her babies. She is the first person that ever looked at me with unconditional love. I still remember the look of recognition on her face when she saw me for the first time. She stopped crying and looked at me. I was her mama and she new it. Now she is graduating on Friday, and she still looks at me with those huge, brown, beautiful eyes and speaks to me silently. In all the craziness of the last 18 years I can say that I have been blessed to have been Tif's mother, but also to have had the privilege of knowing someone so full of love, commitment, strength, and compassion. She made it this far against many odds and I am so proud of her! GOOD JOB, TIF! I AM PROUD OF YOU! YOU HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS MY LIFE! I LOVE YOU!
(Tears, tissue~ok, now I can go fold laundry. I warned you this might be a hard week!)


Anonymous said...

I suspect there were two people who looked at you with unconditional love before Tiffani -- your own mom and dad.

Anonymous said...

i love you mom.
you have done so much for me and mean the world to me and more. i dont know what i would do without you. and i am proud of you too. and wonder everyday how you can put up with what you do. with me and my sisters but i love you. i miss you too.

Shellie said...

This is true. You are right. I was sooooo emotional when writing this. Of course they did...oops. No disrespect to them.

shelliesbiggestfan said...

Where has the time gone? When I met Tiffani she was only 9 ! WOW! I'm so glad that I've had the privilege to know all of you for this long and I can't wait to see what the future holds. Tiffani, congratulations on graduating from High School. You've got your whole life ahead of you... and it's gonna be a good one !

Tracey B said...

You have a wonderful family. I can still remember the first day we met you. You where new to our church. Katie and Coral where going on a camp out. From there a friendship blossomed with both of our families. We have cryed, laughed,and prayed together and because of that, I have felt close to your family. I have been blessed to have known and continue to know your family. Tiffani I am so proud of what you have accomplished, I know Rochelle will be exited for you as well. Life is hard but, No matter what you do or where you go God will always be there letting you know how much He loves and cares for you through the people that continue to love,care and pray for you. You are His precious little girl, He will never let you go.

Anonymous said...

Wow, seems like just yesterday...and I mean that...that Tiffani was the first young person(I think she was 11) to watch my very overprotected children. I never thought for a second about leaving them with her and because I know her Mama like I do, I'd still do it in a heartbeat even after all these years. God Bless you, Tiffani, in all you do!...I mean that, too. :)
Melissa(Taylor, Trevor, adn Tanner's Mom)

Anonymous said...

Wow- my four beautiful nieces. I can't believe Tiffani has graduated and is turning 18 tomorrow. Where does the time go? I am so proud of you Tiffani and Shellie you are a great mom! Good job. Tif, I still remember playing dress up with you when you were a newborn, you always had me wrapped around your little finger. I love you all.
Hugs and kisses,