Thursday, December 4, 2008

19 Years ago today!!!

I can't believe it has been 19 years!! This day 19 years ago was one of the most important days of my life!! On this day my beautiful daughter Andrea was brought into this world. I can remember everything about this day...
So much has happened in the last year and half ...but it doesn't stop the love that a parent feels for their child. A love that will last a lifetime and after forever.
For Our Daughter...
"A daughter is your heart's delight----it starts when she's a tiny thing
Who charms you with her every smile and sweetly makes your spirit sing.
Then as she grows, your love grows, too.
she seems to weave a magic spell That fills your world with tenderness and wonder, more than words can tell.
One day, you turn around to find a lovely woman, fully grown. She's graceful, strong, and confident, with talents of her very own.
You smile and thank the stars above for all she is and all she's done and celebrate the depth of love a daughter brings to everyone." J. Hund
You're a special gift to the lives of so many people...especially ours!!
What a lovely and amazing young woman you've turned out to be.
Daughter of my heart.
Joy of my life.
Sunshine of my world!!

Happy 19th Birthday Andrea!!
We love you more!!!

I have so much to be thankful for today.
Thankful for a healthy daughter.
Thankful for all the joy she has brought into my life.
Thankful for her physical and mental health.
Thankful for her smile and how it lights up her eyes.
Thankful for all the memories that I have stored in my heart.
Thankful for all answered prayers.
Thankful for Andrea the miracle that God brought into my life!

9 comments:

boutcrazy said...

What a very special day for you and her. Happy Birthday, Andrea!

I recently read this and it really helped me with dealing with my 20 year old. It was written by Vicki Courtney - 5 Conversations You Must Have with your Daughter

"My sincerest prayer is that when that time comes, you, too, will feel an overall sense of satisfaction over your eighteen-year-parenting assignement. God is not looking for perfect mothers to raise perfect daughters. He's looking for imperfect mothers who are raising imperfect daughters in an imperfect world...and desperately dependant on a perfect God or the results."

Sharon Brumfield said...

Life can't steal the love we have for them can it?
Happy birthday to your girl!
I thank God that He has good plans for her life...plans to prosper her, plans filled with hope and a good future. And I thank Him that He will not stop working in her until He has finished what He began the day she was born.
Happy Birthday Andrea!

Tricia said...

Praying for you, Joey, and Andrea...

Happy Birthday Andrea!

Blessings!

Laurie Ann said...

Happy Birthday Andrea! Oh, what a wonderful tribute your Momma has written for you here...

Becoming Me said...

Awww...Happy birthday to your daughter

Debra said...

Just beautiful! Happy Birthday, Andrea!

And happy Friday to you, sweet friend. ((hugs)) to you!

Christina said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter Andrea.

What beautiful things you wrote for her. She must be one amazing young lady.

PS I tagged you if you want to play.

Debra said...

Darlene,

Thank you for stopping by this evening...wanted to come by and say "hi". Pray you are doing well.

Hope you grabbed an award or two. Hugs to you sweet friend.

Michele Williams said...

A very special Happy Birthday to Andrea! My daughter is 32 years old! Time does fly by too fast!