19 years ago today this beautiful child came into my life.
The day we took her home I was scared to death...I secretly wanted to ask one of the nurses to go with us ;)
We learned a lot together during the 16 months she was an only child.
how to love country music...
how to keep going with only 30 minutes of sleep at a time...
how to be still and quiet and almost not even breathe when she fell asleep in her carseat...
how to sleep sitting up in the rocking chair bc she LOVED to be rocked and
how to fix "rabbit chockie milk."
Even after she was no longer the only child she was still my first, so all of her firsts were mine as a parent as well:
Her first steps
Her first dance recital
Her first soccer game
Her first love
and the inevitable first broken heart...
What I love most about my firstborn child is her spirit.
She is not afraid; she is adventurous and seeks challenge in whatever she does.
She expects a lot of herself and a lot of life.
She listens to me...and then makes her own decisions...sometimes agreeing but also sometimes going in her own direction.
I get scared sometimes...because I cannot imagine life without her...but I know especially now, that it is time for her to branch out more and more...
...to become the incredible woman that I know she will be...
I love you, Kendal :)