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Wednesday, February 08, 2006


This is a photo of my beautiful daughter Samantha. I felt everyone should see it, so you have a picture in your mind when I post about her.

Who could have guessed that such a little sweetheart could make me feel so many emotions at the same time.

Her medical issues have terrified me and broken my heart more times than I can count. Her perseverance and joyful spirit have transformed me into a stronger person.

I'm not sure if I'm a better person because of her, but I want to be a better person for her. This is my life with my daughter, and I am thankful for all the hard times, because it helps me to appreciate the mundane moments in life for the miracles they truly are.


siren said...

She is a beautiful girl. I read your posts and I have to say that your strength amazes me.

Melissa said...

siren - ::blush:: thank you, but I really don't do anything more than any mother who loves her kids would do in my shoes. No one thinks they can... until its their child laying in that hospital bed helpless... Then the dormant momma bear comes out full force! :)

Sol said...

~ Melissa ~
shes pretty, just like her mommy! ;)

yer experience with her..the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

sometimes i wonder what my purpose is on this earth and ironically you seem to have something good mapped out for ya..a quest of sorts?

dont know if i make any sense.

Melissa said...

Sol- you do make sense, and even though this is not the quest I would have chosen if the choice had been mine, I have quite a bit more direction to my life because of her. Sometimes your 'purpose' in life sneaks up and bites you in the butt when you least expect it.

Sol said...

::smiles bitterly:: i know exactly what u mean.