"A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future." ~ Author Unknown
Twenty three years ago today, my baby was born... a beautiful, round headed little girl with ten fingers and ten toes and big round eyes. She grew and grew... into an outgoing little southern belle who seemed to be known and loved by everyone she met. I became known as "Nyssa's Mom" and this was fine by me. She excelled in her music and her studies and tried everything.. cheerleading, basketball and softball. Braces saved a couple of teeth during softball and basketball opponents were thrown off by her tactic of "defensive screaming". (Many in the bleachers were also startled.) Then came those pesky boys and formals and make-up... oh, yes.. and learning to drive. I lived through the learning to drive!
So far, we have made it through three graduations... kindergarten... that was a breeze and very sweet... she was so proud! Then high school graduation in 2004 and that wonderful tradition... just last year... from The College of William and Mary! Now, Nyssa is fifteen hours away, back in Mississippi... on her own, in graduate school and chasing hurricanes and tornadoes. Her future awaits!
"A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." ~ Author Unknown
I couldn't forget some of the strange faces that come out when Nyssa is making a point, or eating or giving herself a facial... at least I left out the really embarrassing ones!
So, on this day... Nyssa's 23rd birthday... I am thinking of you Sweet Pea and wishing you the happiest of days! It would be perfect.. at least for me.. if I could be with you... but know you are always in my heart! I LOVE YOU!
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