Twenty-two years ago today, my beautiful daughter was born. She has been a constant source of joy and pleasure to our lives from day one. It is hard for me to believe that much time has passed. However, I still see her as my "baby girl" no matter what her age.
I scanned these older pictures onto the computer. Here is Alisha one day old. I should have known by the look on her face, things were never going to be the same...but in a good way.
I can hardly believe 21 years ago we were celebrating Alisha's first Birthday. In the month of December. I have always wished that my daughters birthday was not so close to Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I don't remember a time when she complained that her birthday was in December. Those were really my wishes, not hers.
I know growing up it was not easy sharing a birthday month with a cousin and then Christmas too. I always felt that it was difficult for my daughter to know how special she was with so many other things going on at once. Again, maybe that was my perception, not hers. I hope so. I often wonder if other mothers feel the same way about their December babies birth month?
Sometimes, even the best intentions don't work out the way we planned, if they did, I can assure you we would have celebrated Alisha's Birthday in June......when no one I know has a birthday in that month!
I can still hear the words echoing in my head....not in December! Well, like I said... never say never!
I am so proud to say this child went from a sweet little baby to a cute little girl that somehow, overnight developed into the beautiful young lady she is today. She is my sunshine on a cloudy day. Always.
Happy 22nd Birthday Alisha. May all your dreams come true.