Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday My Girl

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This is our oldest daughter, Carrie and today is a very special day-it is her birthday. She is pictured here with her two youngest daughters, Miss A and Baby Girl. Carrie has always been such an incredible daughter and a joy throughout our lives. Her birth was very difficult and traumatic, but she settled into life so easily. A perfect baby, rarely did she cry or fuss; in fact, other friends would ask if she was ever fussy. A calm, placid baby who slept through the night at 4 weeks and was on a schedule for feeding; I was a new mom and it was so easy with her, such a blessing. As she grew, it was apparent that she had a strong will but also filled with love and gentleness. Life was easy with her but when she put her mind to something, watch out! She has always had a deep faith and has grown into the most incredible wife and mother. I remember when she was a young wife, pregnant with her first and trying to analyze her choices in child rearing. I wasn't sure the path she would choose but in the end, her choices were perfect for their family and choices that I had made-being a stay at home mom and homeschooling. Now with six children, ages 12 and under, she still makes it look easy. I so admire her walk, her mothering and the woman she has become. I count it a blessing to call her my friend as well as my daughter. We will be celebrating her tomorrow night with her hubby and Kim's hubby-their birthdays are the same day next week. I can't wait to see her reaction to her gift; no hints though because she does read my posts.
 Carrie, You are the daughter the Lord knew I'd need, the daughter and friend who has made my life so much richer. Thank you for being you. We love you! 
Always, Mom and Dad


  1. Oh gosh what a wonderful post to your daughter, I am sure she will just love it.
    stella rose

  2. Happy Birthday Carrie!

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your girl! How the Lord has blessed you both! Enjoy the celebrations!

  4. What a wonderful tribute to your sweet daughter. Good for her and her big family that she is home schooling. Happy, Happy birthday to your sweet Carrie- xo Diana

  5. A lovely post . Happy Birthday Carrie ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good evening !

  6. Wishing Carrie a very Happy Birthday! What a beautiful post about your special daughter!

  7. This is such sweet post to your daughter may her day be filled with lots of love and family !! You are a wonderful mother to her!!

  8. Noreen, for some absolutely crazy reason (read: "my old brain") I just now realized that you too live in Colorado.... where all the rains came this past summer. :( I thought I only had one blogger friend in danger from the flooding. I am soooo sorry I did not realize that you too were in danger. Please, will you forgive me? I am so incredibly sorry. It grieves me that I did not mention you too, in the blog post I wrote about the issue of the flooding. *sigh*

    This post is wonderful & such a loving tribute to your beautiful "little girl" who grew up to be your treasured "big girl". She sounds like a wonderful person. Of course, why wouldn't she be having a mother like you!!!

    Happy Birthday Carrie.... and Happy Birth Day to you, Noreen!!

    Love always~ Andrea

  9. Noreen, she sounds like a lovely young lady! Happy Birthday to Carrie!!
    Hope she had a special day!!
    xo Kris

  10. What a sweet tribute to your daughter! Hope her day was a special one.

  11. Happy Birthday to Carrie - what a loving and beautiful tribute to your special daughter!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom


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