Today my baby girl turns 23. I can hardly believe how old she is. We went to lunch since she has plans for dinner/ going out with friends this evening. I cannot describe how much I love this child. Not that I don't love Matthew just as much, I do. I miss Krista. She doesn't live at home anymore, and there are days I miss her so much it brings tears to my eyes. I know they have to grow up and they will create lives of their own, but I miss her. I have my whole life wrapped around my children and now that they are starting their own lives without me, I don't really know what to do with myself. But today I celebrate the day I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. She renewed my faith in life, she gave me courage to go on after losing a child, she taught me all about unconditional love, she caused all my heartaches and headaches, and she made my heart swell with pride and joy. I love you Kris. Have a wonderful birthday. Be good, be wise, be who you are because there is no one else like you and I wouldn't trade a moment of knowing you for anything. Love you sweetpea!!