twenty-nine years ago, i became the proud mom of beautiful melissa. twenty-nine years of hugs, kisses, a few shouting matches, "discussions", our independent spirits, tears, and lots of laughter. and if the truth be known, you've taught me so much more than i've ever taught you....but, please don't tell dad that i know that! you are my sweet lissy and you are my friend, and most importantly, you are twenty-nine years of pure blessing from God. happy birthday, lissy...i love you!!