Elizabeth Stone wrote: "Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."  That is exactly how I felt 20 years ago today when my sweet Sierra was born.  I can still picture her in the hospital with the pink bunny Granny gave her so that everyone would know she was a girl.  

She was (and still is) so beautiful both inside and out.  She was a good baby and an even better toddler and small child.  She has always been very mature and self assured but her greatest gift is the empathy she demonstrates towards everyone around her.  She is bright, funny and kind.  She gets her sacastic sense of humor from me... (I've created a monster) and she can beat me at figuring out personalized license plates even on my best day.  I am so proud of the young woman she has become.  She is brave, insightful  and sincere.  She has the best laugh (snort and all) and it is contagious.  I love to spend time with her and now that she's away at school... I treasure every moment.

She is and will always be... my heart.