Eighteen years ago,
at 8:32 am,
my life changed forever.
I became a mother.
My first daughter,
Catarina Paige Jae Buettner,
(This is her at around a year...couldn't find the pic from the hospital.
I think SHE threw them away...LOL.)
For me, it seems like it was just yesterday,
yet here she is working,
driving everywhere (except out of state...LOL),
registering to vote,
getting ready to go off to college,
she is now her own person,
not an offshoot of me or a tax credit for her father.
She is a "legal" American.
Happy Birthday, Catarina.
I love you very much!