Today is my oldest daughter, Ann-Marie's, birthday. I won't say how old she is other than she is a year younger than we have been married! She is an incredible young woman, and I am so glad she chose our family even though we have plenty of quirks and dys-functionality (of course it ALL comes from her Dad's side of the family!!! - OK, J/K! I take half the blame.)
When I started having babies, I never worried about myself or my babies. Maybe that is a blessing, because when I was delivering Ann-Marie, the doctor told my mother that they were very concerned for both me and 'the baby' due to the loss of so much blood. I was so clueless back then. When Ann-Marie was born she was so pink and pretty. I remember her eyes, so wide and ready to meet the world, checking everything out! She hasn't changed much and that is one of the things I love about her.
This is Ann-Marie when she was 17 years old!