Monday, July 02, 2007
What was she like?
She was beautiful. I know everyone thinks that about their child, but it's true. Strangers would stop me on the street, and in the super market. Her hair was blond and her eye brows bushy and dark. Her large eyes were an intense blue. They were deep, like the Mediterranean sea. She loved to flirt with people. We would sit in restaurants and Jessica would capture the attention of everyone around us. She was charming and captivating and funny!
Jessica met or exceeded all her early baby mile stones. Her first words were spoken when she was only 6 months old. We were in Holland on a vacation with Juergens parents. Jess was hungry, and I wasn't feeding her fast enough. She shouted in a loud and demanding voice, "Mama"! It was so loud and clear, Juergen and his parents could hear her from the next room. We were all amazed to hear her speak her first words at age 6 months. None of us knew what a miracle those words were. I can count on one hand the number of times I've heard her speak my name, since she lost her voice. It's really amazing what we all take for granted. Everything in life is a gift. Every word is a gift.