My First Love

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Believe in love at first sight?

I do.

See, I met this girl.  Exactly 29 years ago tomorrow.

The first time I held her in my arms, I was nearly speechless.

All I could manage… was to ask, “How are you?”

If she could’ve answered me, instead of screaming her brand new lungs out, she would’ve said,

“Mom.  Stop.  I am fine.”

She was fine, she was just fine.

She is still fine.

She is 29 years old. To me, she is still brand new.

To me, Allie is still

  • A toddler who always got her way (my new-mom mistake)!
  • The 6 yr old who stole a Hershey bar from Rite Aid (where her dad worked)
  • A vain 8yr old who decided to change her eye color with a Crayola crayon -Ouch!
  • The mouthy pre-teen who spent more time grounded than she did free
  • A high school senior who continually threatened to quit the family
  • An independent college graduate planning the future

Fast forward to the now:

She’s building a life in NYC with her fiancee, putting last minute details on the wedding day,  eating chocolate bars she can pay for and sharing it all with a nice young man who still gets to hear those lungs get a workout.

remember to look both ways...

remember to look both ways…

She tells me life will be just fine.

Allie has always been just fine.

See for yourself.

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5 Responses to My First Love

  1. momsmessages says:

    You are such a proud Mom!! I am glad I have you around to learn from!!

  2. reenie says:

    Jan says ” I guess crayola does make a color for your eyes.” LOL !!! Happy Birthday Alliie!!!!!!
    I think each year is new – cause it’s their “first” even though it isn’t ours 😉 love to you Shelley as you celebrate the anniversary of motherhood Happy 24th !!!!

  3. DAD says:

    Allie, her sister and their Mom are great! i CERTAINLY HAVE BEEN BLESSED.

  4. livinglearningeating says:

    I love my mom ❤

  5. Oh, what a day of celebration…for her and for you! 24 years ago today! ….a very happy, happy day! : )

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