"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Happy Birthday My Girl
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
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.