Almost 25 years ago, my parents brought this Asian-looking chunk into the world.
In keeping with a birthday throwback theme, I had originally wanted to post some pictures from my past birthdays, buuuut I couldn't find the stupid box they were all in. So, you get a couple pictures from my actual day of birth. Oh, and even an illustration - compliments of my 8-year old self.
Pretty impressive art, I know.
Anyways, as I've been rummaging through all my old crap, I came across something my Mom wrote about the day I was born:
I have waited for this day, since I was old enough to know that one day I would have a family of my own. After I married your Dad, I could hardly wait for you to join our little family. I was tickled pink to find out I was pregnant after we had only been married for 3 months. Because your Father is the oldest son of an oldest son of an oldest son, there was hope that our firstborn would be a son. In my heart I knew that I would have you, my little girl, and that your name would be Chelsea! The first time I felt you move inside of me, I knew, without a doubt, that you would be full of life with an enormous spirit and personality. You didn't disappoint me. I wish I could describe the feelings I felt the moment you arrived. I can still recall it very vividly. I cried tears of joy as your little head and eyes followed my voice within minutes of your birth. You knew me... I was finally your mamma."
Isn't that sweet? I love it, so much.
It's amazing how the birth of just one tiny (or notsotiny) person can affect so many lives, especially a mother's.
So, on behalf of my parents:
Happy AlmostMyBirthday, Internet.