Monday, April 9, 2012

My Baby Girl

When your children are born people will tell you "they grow so fast, in a blink of your eye they will be in University". If you don't have children yet, believe these words. Those of us who are parents know how very true that statement is.

My baby turns 28 today. And although it does feel like I blinked and here we are, I'm happy that I can rewind the movie in my mind and recall so many incredible moments as my Daughter grew up.

Proudly I would fill the pages with pictures of my Daughter, but she's a little shy about that. The truth is she is the most photogenic of all of us with a mega watt smile, her beauty is breath taking {this isn't just her Mother talking here - she's gorgeous}.

Baby Monique

The apple didn't fall far from the tree at all....... look at these two little beauties.

Baby Kya

Monique has discovered the joy of being a Mother and given all of us the gift of her darling little girl. I watch them together and cannot decide who is luckier; my Granddaughter who is already beginning to understand just how incredible her Mommy is, or my Daughter who drinks in the joyous moments of being a Mommy and devotes every ounce of herself to Baby K.

Twenty-eight years ago today I arrived at the hospital emergency at 10:45 pm and got the first glimpse of my Daughter at 11:14 pm. It was Academy Awards Night {they were presented in April at that time} and my baby decided she would present me with the biggest award, and she did.
Now I had a 'millionaire's family' {a Son and a Daughter}. I didn't need anyone to explain to me just how rich I was, how rewarding life would be as a Mother.

Monique has grown from my baby girl into a beautiful woman. She has a generous smile with a laugh that is so vivacious that at times it makes me smile just to hear her.
I'm lucky, yes I know I am; to be able to share all the day-to-day things with my Daughter. The girl talk, the advise from one Mom to another, shopping together, talking through the worries that I hope to sooth, and the dreams she shares.

Happy Birthday Monique. 
When you blow out the candles on the cake - dream big. 
May all your dreams and wishes come true.

Love Mommy. xo


  1. Aaaawww.... Every milestone is a bitter sweet moment for a parent. Happy birthday to your daughter! Kellie xx

  2. This is such a sweet story. My daughter just turned 21 and my son is 23 .. time flies by. You must be so proud.

    I'm looking forward to following your lovely blog.


  3. Happy Birthday, Sis!
    Love always,

  4. My beautiful Niece is one of my favorite people, I love you M.
    Lil' Sis you've been a wonderful Mom from the very moment she was born and continue to be. my love always xo