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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This Day 15 Years Ago

On this day fifteen years ago I arrived at Methodist Hospital with my mother around 12:40 in the afternoon. I was 17 years old. I'd spent the previous evening at my high school - there was some sort of event we were required to put on for our English class. We'd had a presentation in the library; I remember that someone had to bring in scones, and there was probably tea. I stayed around rather late, helping with the cleanup.

In the morning I had a doctor's appointment, a scheduled check-up with my obstetrician. The nurse took my blood pressure and a look of concern crossed her face. The doctor then came in and repeated my blood pressure - and told me to lay down on my left side. It was April 25th and my due date was May 5th. The doctor told me and my Mom to go to the hospital; it was time to have my baby.

We were excited but worried; I'd developed preeclampsia, so the doctors and nurses were a bit concerned. But after a long night and some scary moments, T finally arrived after 7AM on the morning of April 26th. My beautiful baby had thick dark hair (still does) and was, thankfully, born healthy. T was an incredibly well-behaved child and a joy to be around.

We have our ups and downs, and lately we've had what seems like more than our fair share of struggles. But I love my girl with all my heart and I wouldn't trade her for anything. She is the reason I am who I am and she is the motivation behind anything I have accomplished since her birth. I'm continually thankful that she is a part of my life.

I sense that difficult years await us and so I continue to pray that God gives me the strength and the insight that I'll need to try to help T make good decisions as she becomes more independent. Truly my greatest wish is for her happiness.


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