Eight years ago today, at 8:00 in the morning, I became a mother for the very first time. She was huge: eight pounds/13 ounces and 21-1/2 inches long. She came out screaming. I don’t mean your usual baby wail either. This was a blood-curdling holler, and even the OBGYN exclaimed “What a set of lungs!” It was a shocking wake up call of motherhood, and looking back at that time, I had no idea what was ahead of me.
Her crying lasted for about 4 months. I had never even heard of the word colic until then, but living through it as a new mother was certainly harsh. I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning. I had never even changed a diaper until she was born. Talk about hands-on learning, but I was forced into learning it all quickly. When I look back at that baby year, I can’t believe how it flew by.
In fact, I can’t believe how fast all 8 years has flown by. One moment she was starting preschool as I went back to work, and now, she is in 2nd grade celebrating her 8th birthday. It’s pretty incredible really.
These past 8 years with my baby girl have included the most fulfilling and special times of my life. She is an absolute doll, and every day I count my lucky stars that I am her mother. Despite the initial learning curve and 4 months of colic (she is still a drama queen!), I recognize that I am amazingly blessed.
The number 8 is the sign of infinity, and my love for her is truly never-ending. I am thrilled to celebrate this number with her, because I will take her infinite love and give it back to her two-fold. Today, on her 8th birthday, I am reminded just how much I love this little girl, and my heart is soaring. That is why my song of the day today is “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” performed by golden voice Roberta Flack. As the song expresses:
The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were gifts you gave to the dark and the endless skies
That is exactly how I feel about my baby girl, so click HERE to go to Youtube to hear this beautiful song and help me share in my gratitude of motherhood and love today. Help me wish my beautiful girl a very Happy 8th Birthday, because I love her infinitely.