Happy Birthday, Amyia!

On September 5, 1999 a sweet baby girl was born, she entered the world surrounded by her family with tears of joy! My midwife, said “its a girl!” (we all expected a boy)

Born to two teenage parents, her life was unconventional, she was a free spirit and a social butterfly. I don’t believe Amyia ever met a stranger. Her intelligence was far beyond her years, when she was five years old Amyia turned my parents living room into a library.

Her spunk could never be tampered with, she knew who she was and what she wanted. As she grew into a teenager she wanted to be free and independent, like most teenagers, I was always afraid though, afraid she would be too free… like her momma LOL. But, in all honesty, I had nothing to fear, she was an exceptional girl, who only wanted to make her momma proud!

When Amyia passed away in December of 2012 one her classmates wrote me a beautiful letter. It read, “Amyia was a person who cared about other people, when I  was sitting alone in the cafeteria Amyia came up to me and started talking to me, she wanted to make sure I was okay and gave me her lunch money.”

That was our girl, one who cared about the well being of others, even if it meant sacrificing her own.

How did I become so lucky?

To have a child filled with so much life, so enduring and a friend to many.

There is not one day that goes by where I don’t think about her. I wanted to share a little snippet of my child’s life with the world. I am thankful that God gifted her to us.

Happy Birthday, Amyia!

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