Today is my daughter’s birthday. Happy Birthday Baby! It seems like it was only a few years a go when I was holding her in my arms and welcoming her to this crazy mixed-up world of ours.
Oh, how quickly the time has gone by…but the memories, they really are very precious.
(I realize this would have been better if I had pictures from her childhood mixed in here, but I’m thousands of miles from home today, so the memories will have to do.)
I remember when I would squeeze her tight, and absolutely delight in the feel of that little body in my arms.
Today…she’s experiencing this joy and wonder of holding her precious child, and the feeling of pure delight that comes with it!
I remember those moments when something as simple as a balloon would bring joy to her heart…and mine.
And now it’s her turn to experience the little things in life and just how amazingly special those little things and moments can be!
And I remember those times when she would run into my arms, squeeze my neck, and want nothing more than just to be held in my arms.
This moment…I know is one that she thoroughly enjoys. I’m so thankful that she is getting to experience this joy and wonder of being a mom.
I am so proud of her and the beautiful young lady she has become! Her gentle spirit, kind heart, and loving soul, touches my heart in ways that are quite difficult to express.
She is a wonderful person, a loyal friend, a fantastic little momma, and a loving daughter.
I am so very thankful God blessed my life by giving her to me on this day….30 years a go!