Monday, January 12, 2009

20 Years Ago Today...





I gave birth to my second daughter.  Today my baby daughter turns 20.  I now have no more teenage daughters.  To tell the truth, I never thought this day would come.  I've been in denial all these years.  I have been so blessed to be their mother.
Now, about the birthday girl.  Erika arrived on this earth as a darling little princess and has been one ever since.  Her "birth"day was a wonderful day.  I was 
so happy to have a second daughter to love and care for.  She was 
such a good baby and little girl.  She gave Melissa and me a lot of laughs.  She always wanted to be a singer or a vet.  One day she asked if she could be a "vet AND a singer".   That girl set her sights high!

The thing I admire most about Erika is her unfailing love for her family.  She is loyal and true.  Now she has a darling husband and her family focus is on Tyler...as it should be, yet, I know she will always be there for me if 
I need her and I hope she knows that I'll be there for her as well.  As a perfect example, just read my post about Erika from my recent surgery titled "My Favorite Nurse".

There is no way that a mother can explain how much she loves her daughter in one little birthday post.  But, I want who
ever reads this to know how proud I am of Erika and how I wouldn't trade one minute of my last 20 years raising her.

Now, enjoy these pictures of this adorable child (I realize I left out a few years but I was overwhelmed by the number of  pictures I have):



(Yes, I made those dresses AND cut their hair!)


2 comments:

emlizalmo said...

Happy birthday Erika! Holy smokes, she is gorgeous in those wedding pictures!

Tami said...

Thanks Amy. She is pretty special. Did you show the girls Erika's picture?

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