Tuesday, June 06, 2006
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!)