On May 1st, 2013, I walked my baby girl down the path to where her soon to be husband waited for her. I held her hand as we walked. I was reminded that one day, while walking into the grocery store, I told her, "One of these days, you're going to get tired of holding my hand". She replied, "I'll always hold your hand!" So, on that day, we held hands as they began their lives together as husband and wife.
My eyes filled with tears quite a few times on that day. I remembered that on June 7th, my life was changed when I gave birth to a precious baby girl, Jarani who stole this mama's heart.
I loved being a mom from the very beginning when my oldest, Ev'Yan was born. With two, you get even more adventures and adventures are putting it lightly.
Jarebear, I want you to know that on today, that you are a special gift to me. Even though it was 24 years ago, it still feels like yesterday.
I'm proud of every moment of your life...the good, the bad and the good stuff in between. Through it all, you've taught me to dig in my heels and love and embrace life.
Without you, I don't think I would've found true happiness and a new life here in Oregon. You were the very best navigator ever. We definitely have some paths still to take. Someday, I hope that that will even include another road trip.
Thank you for always reminding me that I'm the best mommy ever, even when I feel like I'm messing up, bigtime. Thank you for always saying, "I love you." Thank you for giving me the courage to try new things, knowing that you are cheering for me on the sidelines.
I love you, my Jarebear. You are beautiful outside but even more, on the inside. I look forward to the many more endearing moments we're going to share together.
Never forget how much you are loved by this mommy!!!
Lover of God, my awesome husband, Pastor J, my kids, bonus kids, furkids and chocolate. I'm a writer, with a passion for anything creative. I am silly, clumsy, honest, faithful and often times, pathetic but so thankful that God loves me just as I am.