Friday, October 17, 2008

Proud Mama

It's been a very emotional week for me. I look at my daughter and wonder what I could have possibly done in my life to deserve the honor of being her mother. She makes my heart and life full and despite the challenges, exhaustion, the backache, depletion of bank accounts and extra cleaning I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope in her life she has every opportunity to excel but if she never aged another day I would love her just the same. What sparked such a post, you ask? It's quite silly actually. My job had a talent show tonight; an "idol" type event to raise money for patient programs and boost morale. I haven't been able to attend the prior two years but wanted to go support my colleagues and thought Emme would enjoy the music and dancing. I also thought it would be nice for the people who supported me through the adoption to meet her. We arrived at 6:15 for a 7pm show, went and got grandma who was working late and walked to the auditorium. She charmed nearly everyone she met. She applauded for every act, she laughed, she danced and she even tumbled down the red carpet in support of her favorite performer. She sat for several hours acting like the perfect little lady. She is two. Not many adults have such an attention span. Such a small thing to make a mama so proud. It didn't hurt that she looked precious in her fall attire. "Bear" was also in attendance though fortunately he did not require a ticket.

6 comments:

tracy said...

i hear ya, mama. i can hear your heart bursting with joy - and she's adorable in her leggings/tights. i live vicariously thru her fashionable attire.

Yoli said...

Lisa it is beautiful seeing how your relationship has flowered. How much you love your Emme. She is stunning in her little outfit, such a fashionista!

MotherMotherOcean said...

Sounds like she did really well! Glad you had fun at the event.

And I am glad you are in love. It is a lovely feeling.

kris said...

Oh Lisa. This post just made me break out in goosebumps. The love in your words just pours over into me. Thank you for sharing it with us. She is such a gem of a little girl. God I can't wait for this part :O)

Beverly said...

she is adorable and what a lucky mama you are!!

Michele said...

It is truly amazing just how much unending love pours from our hearts for these little gems in our lives. I really understand how you feel.