Wow, I can't believe it is here!
I can remember sitting in the theater to watch a movie with my sister(tho one that used to be in front of 15th street Walmart)and feeling her kick for the first time.
I remember being there when she was born. Her beauty took my breath away.
She would stay with Chad(ex husband)and I.
I REMEMBER telling her on the first night she stayed with us as an infant, "Sweet little one, I wish you were mine. I want to be your mommy."
Now, that wish is a reality.
I am truly amazed at the young woman I see emerging before my eyes.
She has taught me that you CAN overcome.
You can change the way people see you.
I remember sitting in Chick-fil-a when I got the call.
wondering if this was good for our family.
I was not prepared for a teenager, but jumped in with both feet.
She sure did test me at times-like the day I had cereal and milk dripping from my hair.
She tested in major ways...I believe she was scared to death we would leave her and she wanted to do it first. Sounds a bit like me. people who don't know us, think I am her birth mother(or sister when I go to the high school).
We have so many of the same mannerisms it is a bit scary!
Today, I become her official mommy.
I have no question that she is my child. I just hope that I can love her, teach her, help her be the very best she can be in the future. I will mess up, no doubt. I hope she can learn from me what unconditional love is. I hope she holds tight and lives life in a major way. There is no limit.
Izzabella-Rose I am so proud that you call me 'Mom'. Thank you for all you have taught me, have yet to teach me, all the inbetween. I wouldn't be the Mom I am today without you. I can't promise you life will be easy now, but I can promise that I will love you forever, no matter what. We have had a tough year and I know we can make it through anything that comes our way. I am here for you, no matter what. I love you.