Fifteen years ago I was blessed to sit in a rocking chair and hold newborn Kimmy because everyone else in the birthing room was too busy.
We ignored the business around us. I smiled at her through tears of joy and she grabbed my finger. At that point we were totally bonded. She's been one of the best things in my life ever since even though now that she's a teen with a full life of her own we don't see each other as often as when she was younger.
Last night we celebrated her birthday eve with a four generation dinner at Chili's.
Kimmy is driving now. Even in Kalamazoo on Westnedge, the biggest, most congested street in town complete with road construction lane changes. Kimmy's Mom, Heather, in the passenger seat is a bit nervous about the whole thing.
Kimmy thinks Mom/Heather should just close her eyes and relax. Mom/Heather thinks it was wise to only have one child. I just laugh.
Happy Birthday Kimmy!! Hope you have a great time with your friends today.