Saturday, April 27, 2013

Officially A Teen!!!

Happy 13th Birthday! My beautiful daughter!!!

I remember so vividly the day God brought you to us.   I remember the call from DFCS asking if we would consider taking and infant girl with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  They said they would need to bring you out to the house immediately if we said yes.  That it was my secret hearts desire to have a baby girl and God gave you to us.  A precious gift at 10 weeks old, I remember you being placed in my arms for the first time.  How small you were for your age.  How sweet and beautiful you were.   Thick black curly hair. 
How you bonded with us immediately.  
 Clung to your Dad and I. (The above picture is one of my favorite pictures in the whole world!)
I remember, and I cherish each one of those memories as you grew.  
I enjoyed every moment.  You worked so hard to learn and grow.  Did all your PT, OT and Speech with such exuberance and determination!  You still do!  We are so pleased with you!
I have enjoyed every day. 
What an absolute gift of a daughter you have been to me. 
So very precious to my heart.
How as you grew you wanted to be with me and help me rather than play.
How you choose to like the things I liked and tried to act and talk like me.  :)
How you stayed up thru the long nights wanting to help me deliver baby goats and didn’t want me out in the barn alone.
How you know I need to eat regularly or I have a blood sugar crash.  How you worry if I am out in town past lunch, you know I can’t eat any food from a restaurant (because of  my food allergies) and call me to ask if you could make anything for me and have it waiting for me when I walk in the door.  
It makes me almost want to cry to know you love me and care so much.
I love you my dear young lady. 
                               My teenager!

Carolyn, You are such a blessing to your Dad and me.  You have grown, thru the years into, such a hard working, obedient, loving, kind hearted Godly young lady.  A true gift from God and joy to our hearts! 
I love you so very much!  Happy Birthday!  xoxoxo

Love Always and Forever,

Psalm 144:12  That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:


  1. Hard to believe how the years have flown by!

    1. Yes! I know. I have looked into her sweet face so many times as I put her to bed and now, she is almost grown. What a sweet blessing in my life. Blessings to you. susan