I can’t believe my baby girl is 26 today. It wasn’t that long ago they were placing her in my arms for the first time. I tease her that I’m too young to be the mother of a 26 year old. I’ve been saying that since her 25th birthday. The truth of the matter is that I couldn’t be prouder to be her mother.
She’s smart, beautiful and kind. She was always smart as a young child. I remember when she was four years old and I made chocolate cake as a treat for dessert. I didn’t do this often, so she was really looking forward to it. We told her she had to finish her dinner before she could have a piece of cake. This was her response:
“My food compartment is full, but my dessert compartment is empty.”
Okay, she got major credit for using the word compartment at four years old and a piece of chocolate cake for using it correctly.
She calls us often and a smile always comes to my face when I hear her ringer on my phone.
I love you and my heart’s desire is to be with you today, but since I can’t I will have to give you extra hugs at Christmas.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009
I've always loved that picture of her and Tom.