I have talked about my boys. I thought it was time to share with you my little girl.
My “lucky charm” .
TATUM ACKRIDGE JEWEL ANDERSON.
Tatum A.J. for short.
She was the biggest surprise of my life for two reasons– We didn’t know she was coming & We didn’t know if she was a girl or a boy until the moment we met .
To know my little girl is to know my SELF all over again.
She is me looking back at myself.
She is my reflection.
The me I always hoped to be.. I hold her dear, and close to my heart.
It’s haunting (some times) to see her outside playiny–hitting the ball, digging in the garden, laughing with boys, riding bikes, playing with bugs,eating hot dogs, playing with dolls-pretending–
as if I were standing watching her with the ghost of Christmas past.
She is me. I am her. We are ONE.
Tatum gives me a stillness that catches my breath that reminds me to breathe.
I love being her mother–I love being her friend.
She is four going on five.
I am five going on four.
Life is short.
Enjoy the beauty that stands before your very eyes.