When our daughter, Erica, was born in 1980, I felt like the luckiest mom around. She was perfect and in my eyes still is.
People used to criticize me when she would fall asleep in my arms during nap time and I just let her stay there. I was told it was bad because it wasn't good for her. I have always just felt that you raise your child the way you want and I will raise mine the way I want. We were bonding!
The best compliment somebody could give me is when they would see us together and tell me that you could tell that we were mom and daughter and that you could see the love we had for each other.
Erica has always been a very loving and caring child. As a child she was fun, energetic, curious and a bit of a jokester. She loved magic and going to the joke store to buy trick toys and things.
Then Kobi came along in 2008 and we had no idea what he would be like. Yes, he was only 6 months old when we got him but he had been in the foster care system since day one and had been in 2 homes before us. Kobi is like his big sister in so many ways. He too, is a very loving and caring child. I love our special time together.
I get so many kisses, hugs, I love you's and mommy you are the best. I get to snuggle with Kobi which he will still tell you is my favorite thing to do with him. He is now 5 and he told me a couple weeks ago that now that he is getting older, he doesn't need that many kisses and hugs from me and his big sister. Well, that didn't last for long, thank goodness.
I love waking up every morning and getting greeted by Kobi and even though our daughter is 32, I still get excited when I get to see her as well. I thank God everyday for Erica and Kobi. Yes, we have had our fights like all mom's and kids do and that's ok. Life is not meant to be perfect. We are a normal and typical family. P
eople tell us all the time how lucky Kobi is to have found the three of us. I have so much love in my heart for Erica and Kobi and feel blessed everyday for these two. I truly am blessed and we are the lucky ones.
Thank you God for Erica and thank you God for sending Kobi our way.