I had a whole different post written for letter "L". However, I decided to do change it. I want to talk about my BabyGirl, Layla Ruth.
In many posts, I speak about her as BabyGirl who is really not technically a BABY anymore. As parents our children are always our babies. God blessed me with one child and I graciously thank him for giving HER to me.
She is 22 years old who has been through so much. She was born to a disabled Mom. She was bullied at school. You can read about her father, who is not a typical father, on previous posts . She had to deal with her father and I divorcing. She worked a full time job and went to college and was in the honors classes.
I am so very proud of her.
She is a college graduate and just took the test to get into Grad school for her degree to work with kids with chronic pain. which she knows a lot about with her should and kneel problems.
She has a love in her life who seems to let her be her own person and loves her deeply.
I sometimes look at her pictures and cry.
Cry for the past pains she went through
Cry because I am so proud of her for the young independent strong woman she has become.
Cry because I KNOW how special our relationship is as mother/daughter and am so very thankful.
And no I did not get her name from Eric Clapton's song. I thought of the name before someone told me about it. I actually saw Leighla in a baby names book but I wanted to make it easy on her when she learned to spell her name.
I love you Layla!