Sunday, September 19, 2004


WOWOWOW--I cannot believe that my little girl turns 15 seems just like yesterday that she was born and time has just flown by. This picture was taken when she was 2 1/2 months old...she was a twin. Her and Joshua were born three months early. I could not believe how tiny they were--I remeber that their entire hands fit on one fingertip of mine. Their skin was transparent. But after 2 1/2 months of fighting for their lives they were able to come home. Crystalyn weighed 2 pounds when she was born, Joshua weighed around 1 pound. It was a very trying time in all our lives..but they made it home. Joshua lost his fight for life and passed away at 5 1/2 months of SIDS...It is a day my heart was truly broken...but I just had to go on because Crystalyn needed me. That is how I know she is my reason for me being born.... Without her I would not have made it this far. I was nothing like her at 15...She amazes me. VERY VERY SHARP and VERY VERY INTELLIGENT. She has a wisdom about her that stumps me everytime. She also has the BIGGEST HEART of any teenager I have ever met. Her compassion and understanding of people stuns me. God truly BLESSED me when he gave me her.The only thing she wanted for her birthday was to get a card...and for us to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her. She says that being with her family is the only thing she wants. WOWOWOW how many teenagers do you know think that way? Well of course I want her to have teenage stuff -- so her Dad and I bought her a cellphone. She of course was thrilled....and thinks we are the coolest parents on earth...(my job is done) LOL

This is my baby NOW....A BEAUTIFUL KID INSIDE AND OUT...I truly HOPE that all her DREAMS and WISHES come true....because she has made all of mine come true for me.




sonensmilinmon said...

Your daughter IS beautiful!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :-)


danielled1 said...

Awwwww, happy birthday!!


onestrangecat said...

happy birthday to a great kid.


barebytes said...

Well Ellie, I would be here more by I always see you don't update so tell you what i'm going to do. You are now on my alert list. how's that? hahaha Hugs Lanny