My daughter turned 14 today.
I crawled in bed with her this morning while she slept and tried to imagine her as a baby. I stared at her almost adult face and sent my love to her. When she was first born, I would crawl in bed with her and stare at her for hours (when she was my only child and I had that luxury!), even though I should have slept myself. But, I couldn't stop staring at my first child. My heart had burst open with love.
I still feel that intense love for her even though she's a teen and I can tell she's pulling away from me a bit. Her and I are connected so strongly and I am GRATEFUL
Happy Birthday Amelia!