Nineteen years ago today, at 1:45 am, my beautiful baby girl was born. She was a tiny little thing at 5 lbs, 1 oz. She was determined to come into this world early-exactly 1 month early! She was a force, the second she entered this world, with strong, tiny little lungs that filled the hospital with her bold cries. She was beautiful on arrival and has only continued to grow more beautiful every single day. She is my pride and joy, my daughter and friend. I am so very blessed to be her Mama.