My Joy

Happy 15th birthday to my beautiful baby girl! This is her at about 22 months old, playing in the first snow of the year.

my joy


Ode to Motherhood


Little fingers, tiny toes

Guileless eyes, a button nose

You are but my heart and soul

The depth of my love, you’ll never know

This bond we share, I’ll forever cherish

Until the day my body does perish

You are my child, my love, my strife

I will carry you always,

Every day of my life

Fourteen years ago today, I gave birth to my son. He was a happy, healthy baby. Along with his sister, he’s been my joy since the day he was born.

It’s been a long and difficult road since his Autism diagnosis at the age of two and a half, but I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Happy birthday to my sweet, beautiful Vaughn. May this year bring you every ounce of happiness and opportunity you deserve. I love you to the moon and back!