It's My Daughter's Ninth Birthday! Mom's, Do You Remember The Moment Your Child Was Born?

Yes! It seemed like only yesterday I was back in the hospital for my scheduled c section because Amber was breech. I remember the song, "Oh Holy Night" playing softly in the background as soon as I heard Amber's cries. Amber's Dad did what he had to do (you know all the gross cutting cords and such) and he placed her softly on my chest and she immediately stopped crying.

I remember being absolutely terrified the first night. The feelings that overwhelm and dominate your thought process:

"Is she breathing?"

"Am I doing this right?"

"Why is she crying?"

"I can't sleep!"

"Am I hungry?"

Through the terrible two's, potty training, first steps, dancing, school, best friends and everything in between, it is something that has been the most rewarding and fullfilling in my life. I never knew was true love was until I had my daughter.

Through thick and thin, good times and bad, I wouldn't change a thing. Amber makes me proud every, single, day. My only wish is to freeze this time and hold onto the moments for just a little while longer.

Happy Birthday Amber Grace! Go out there and show the world what you're made of!

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