My First Love


Believe in love at first sight?

I do.

See, I met this girl.  Exactly 31 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 31 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 (always) planning the future.
  • An educated and successful career woman.

Fast forward to the now:

She’s building a life in Jersey City with her newlywed husband, raising their two cat sons, Leo and Lenny, eating chocolate bars she can now afford to pay for, and sharing it all with her husband… who will tell you, those lungs still get a workout.

remember to look both ways...

remember to look both ways…

She tells me life is just fine.



See for yourself.

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6 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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