My Sunshine

After my first two amazing, beautiful children, I thought I was done. No more babies for me!! But six years ago today I was unexpectedly blessed with Kira – AKA “The Cuteness” – my vibrant, gorgeous, goofy, charismatic and absolutely charming youngest daughter. Each of my children is unique and special to me for their own reasons. She came at a time in my life when the Army owned my husband and he was always gone because of it. (Not only did he miss Kira’s birth, but he didn’t even meet her until she was six months old!) My granddaddy, who was my favorite man in the whole world and like a father to me, was dying which felt like the end of the world to me at the time. I was constantly stressed and worried and overwhelmed. I thought I couldn’t possibly handle another child; just more responsibility for me, another person to worry about when I was already surprised that I had even managed to keep two other human beings alive this long lol. Now there were going to be three?! And could I really handle another Krysta? Because, let me tell you, that girl gave me a run for my money lol but I’ll tell you about that on her birthday 😉 Anyway –
I was so depressed at that time; I’d cry at the drop of a hat, but still manage to plaster on a smile for my kids or in the presence of others. But then Kira was born and she was like the sun for me. She has brought so much joy to my life and was one thing that helped pull me out of that sad place I was in before and during my pregnancy with her. Her smile is infectious and she has such a bright light inside her that it’s nearly impossible to feel anything other than happiness when she’s around. I’m so thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to raise her and watch her grow. (As many of you have done with me through the help of the Internet lol). She has her moments of entitlement and sometimes she can be such a little diva but that’s part of what makes her so incredibly special. I couldn’t envision my life without all three of my children. They complete me. And Kira is the last perfect piece of the puzzle. 🙂

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One thought on “My Sunshine

  1. Happy Birthday my beautiful granddaughter. Like your mom with her devoted granddaddy, you helped me through the death of my father. I sang this song to you when you were a baby “Kira Elizabeth, angel of mine, you help your Nanna through a hard time. Kira Elizabeth, angel of mine, I’ll always love you, won’t you be mine.” Then, you got older, and like all the grandkids before and after you – you said “Nanna, that’s enough” and that was the end of my singing to you. 🙂 I am so proud of you and will love you always!! Nanna

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