Happy Birthday Mattie

My oldest daughter was born 22 years ago today. It is so hard to believe she is 22!! She and Chloe are pretty close. Mattie was the last of Chloe’s siblings to move out, so Chloe had the most time with her. Chloe is always so happy to see Mattie when we visit.

During my pregnancy with Mattie I was divorcing her father. I lived with my parents and I had a 3 yr old son as well. My parents got me through a very difficult time in my life. Mattie was a very big baby. She was 11 pounds at birth. I can’t remember the length, but I want to say she was almost 21 1/2 inches long. She was the largest baby born at that hospital in over 10 years. People were coming to the ward just to look at her through the glass. One day I woke up to a lady in my room looking at her in her bassinet. I alerted the staff and that was the end of that!!

I am very proud of Mattie, who has grown into a beautiful, strong young lady. She had beaten many odds in her life and is still pushing forward. She is a wonderful daughter and sister to Chloe. We celebrated with her last week, but I just wanted to give her another shout out. The day of her birth was one of the best days of my life. I love you my daughter and Happy 22nd Birthday.

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