Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sweet Baby's Eight Today

Today is my oldest granddaughter's eighth birthday. Her grandfather (my ex-husband), her aunt (my responsible daughter), and I pitched in and bought her a nice new mountain bike - and it's pink! She called me yesterday to thank me and tell me all about it.

When she was born, my daughter lived with me and I thought that we would be a family.... my daughter, granddaughter, and myself. But soon after the baby was born, my daughter moved back with the father of the child. They had another child a few years later. They were doing very well for a few years, until Mr. Meth reared his ugly head and came back into their family.

And now my daughter, the mother of two beautiful little girls, is not allowed to see her children unsupervised. And with good reason.

Thank God these kids have a large extended family. There are lots of people who love them and are actively caring for them, but that can never make up for your mother being "gone."

I see women every day coming into AA, and I know they can and do get clean and sober.

"The age of miracles is still with us. Our own recovery proves that!" -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 153

8 comments:

Scott W said...

Such the cutie pie! And that turtle in her hand looks yummy!

I love that quote, it contains the hope of the program.

Kathy Lynne said...

She's a beautiful girl and blessed to have you all. I can't even imagine the anguish of losing my children but I understand it and have several close AA friends who are in the same situation. And you're right we can get clean and sober and your daughter can too.

dAAve said...

Y'all look so much alike, I thought she was your twin sister.

Syd said...

I'm glad that she has such a great family to love her. She is an innocent. Happy Birthday to her and many many more.

Lounge Daddy said...

I'll bet there's a lot of great mountain biking to be done around your neck of the woods.

What a cutie!

Zane-nawwaa said...

Now she's already a heart'breaker.
You're both blessed with each other.

Pam said...

We all know what a great motivator pain is, maybe not seeing the girls is "painful enough" for your daughter.
I got to see my grandson last night (9yrs). :)

Scott said...

what a punkin :-) happy 8th b-day kiddo!! She's truly blessed to have such a wonderful family to take care of her!

There is hope!