Twenty four years ago today will always be the happiest day of my life. My daughter, Brandi Monique was born at 7:41 pm on a Wednesday night. This entry is for her.
My Dear Brandi,
God knew what he was doing when he placed us together. You have been and still are the biggest joy of my life. I have loved you from the moment I conceived the idea of having/wanting you. You have been my daughter but you have also been my valued and loved friend and an inspiration to me. You have been a daughter any mother would love to have but God blessed ME with you and I am so thankful. When God placed you in my arms 24 years ago I took with pride, the responsibility of loving and nurturing you with all my heart. I wanted to love you into something that I wasn't and I truly believe with God's graces, I have succeeded in raising you to be a very loving and lovable human being. I have not and nor have you done one thing to make me regret taking that responsibility. In any area that I have failed you, I am sorry, but when I failed it has been with love for you because everything I did, even my failures, were done in love.
YOU have made it a very easy task for me. You have made me laugh and you have made me cry but not one of those moments would I give up for anything in this world.
Brandi, how does a mother, sit and write the many joys you have given her in 24 years? It's impossible to ever completely do justice to what our relationship as mother and daughter has meant to me. I know you understand because in 3 1/2 years you have seen the joys of motherhood and I know from your experience that you know exactly what I feel for you and the depths for which I feel them. I thank God for you and the blessing that you have been in my life.
and I wish you the best that anyone could have!
Today you are older than I was when I had you and I hope you feel a hell of a lot better than I felt at this time 24 years ago!