I never thought I'd have a baby. I was too busy drinking and partying to slow down enough to focus on becoming a mother. I have truly been blessed with this beautiful little spirit and I have stepped up and finally become an adult at 36 years old. My baby girl Maraia is more than I could ever hope for. She was born on 9/9/06. A year to the day of my beloved Gramma Nettie. Leave it to Gram to be so generous as to leave a happy memory on the day of her passing. I miss her dearly but life has gone on. Not a day passes that I don't think of her or my dad. I see them in Maraia, I hear them in me. I thank God every day for choosing me to be her Mommy and for giving me a chance to LIVE.