The greatest love story ever written

Part 1:

It was 4:35pm on a Wednesday, the day was May 27th and the year was 1992. The sun was vibrant, brilliant, stunning and so was the gift I would receive on this same day.

Part 2:

A 20 year old frightened mother brought a 7lb. 13 oz. little girl into the world. She would be named Courtney Anna.

An avid finger sucker… two fingers at a time while twirling her hair was her trademark… she was a quiet and very serious little girl. Just watching her I knew that that quiet would not last too much longer.

Part 3:

Her favorite spot were always on my shoulder, laying on my chest and standing on my feet.

My greatest love….

Part 4:

We laugh, we cry, we fight, we dream, we play, we plan, we have musicals and dance routines… our life is a song.

“Don’t tell me not to live, just sit and putter
Life’s candy and the sun’s a ball of butter
Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on my parade
Don’t tell me not to fly, I’ve simply got to
If someone takes a, spill it’s me and not you
Who told you you’re allowed to rain on my parade

Get ready for me, love ’cause I’m a comer
I simply gotta march, my heart’s a drummer
Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on my parade

One roll for the whole she-bang
One throw, that bell will go clang
Eye on the target and wham
One shot, one gun shot, and bam
Hey, Mister Arnstein, here I am

I’ll march my band out, I will beat my drum
And if I’m fanned out, your turn at bat, sir
At least I didn’t fake it, hat, sir
Guess I didn’t make it
Get ready for me, love ’cause I’m a comer
I simply gotta march, my heart’s a drummer
No,nobody, no, nobody, is ever gonna rain on my parade”

Part 5:

My beautiful daughter you are twenty-two today and the most magnificent woman.

Part 6:

This life with you has been absolutely amazing. You are my partner in crime, my best friend, my confidant, my council, my adivisor and guide. Thank you baby girl so much for the many occasions you have taken care of me. I could not ask for a better hija. On this birthday and all that follow my deepest desire is that you live the life you are destined for. You are so amazing kid!!! I love you. Happy Birthday.

There is no greater love story!!!


Today I am grateful you chose me as your mother… and more grateful you are my daughter.

And so it is.

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