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The Best Day Of My Life

Twenty-four years ago on January 23, at 12:05am, a 14 year old girl gave birth to a little 8lb 9oz butterball of a baby girl with a head full of soft, curly hair.
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I didn’t know then that my life was changed forever.
We grew up and learned to navigate life together.

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JaLisa (not quite 2) and her little cousin, Damani

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JaLisa and her big cousin, Jordan

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JaLisa and her Judy Grandma (my Mommy)

Times weren’t always easy but I tried to make sure she always knew she was special and loved. I always wanted to make sure she laughed more than she cried and knew more joy than pain.
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Me, JaLisa and Tomi (her Dad-Mom) at her high school graduation

Through it all, we’ve survived and thrived.
We’ve laughed together, cried together, prayed together and fought together. Your smile has gotten me through a lot of hard days.
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I’ve been blessed to see 38 years on this earth so far and the best part has been the 24 years I’ve had the privilege of being your mom.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY GIRL!