Little did I know 33 years ago how much this one day would change my life...3/22/1978! The day my first child, Jacob, was born. I was only 17 years old when I experienced the most amazing event that can ever happen to a woman......to bring new life into this world! You might think that having a child at this young age might ruin a young girls future, but it was just the opposite for me. My child brought me life...a new life. Having a child definitely made me grow up faster than I would have otherwise, but it also made me stronger, bolder, wiser and gave me a sense of purpose.
It is such a miracle how you can instantly bond with your child and have such sudden maternal instincts. Suddenly, you have a little life that means more to you than anything else in the whole world and all you
want to do is protect and love this little being that God has given you. You learn to love as GOD loves.
I can never express how much joy and love Jacob brought me. He was the LIGHT of my life....he WAS my life! It was him who kept me trudging on through many trials and setbacks during the few years after he was born. Just knowing I had him to come home to each day brought me such joy. I had never, ever, before this felt
a love so compelling and all encompassing as I did for him. I am sure all first time mothers can understand.
It is just this new and amazing journey of discovery. Maybe it is just because I traveled this journey as a single mother for the first several years.
"YOU KNOW IT'S YOU BABE, WHENEVER I GET WEARY AND I'VE HAD ENOUGH,
FEEL LIKE GIVING UP.
YOU KNOW IT'S YOU BABE GIVING ME THE COURAGE AND THE STRENGTH I NEED.
PLEASE BELIEVE, THAT IT'S TRUE.
BABE I LOVE YOU.
BABE I LOVE YOU.
EWW, EWW, EWW, EWW, BABE!
HAPPY 33RD BIRTHDAY JAKE!
LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART,