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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Sweet 16

Sixteen years ago, you were a tiny 4 lb baby who nobody was sure would survive.

My goodness, you were so adorable. I couldn't get enough of you!

I am so grateful that God knew I needed you.

I didn't feel I deserved such a beautiful child.

I had no idea how much I had to learn

nor that through Him I could face all the challenges ahead of me.

and that life is not always easy.

I've learned how to let go when I need to.

That you will not be mine forever.

And that you might tell your secrets to someone else.

The time has come for me to let you grow up a bit more.

Even when you don't want to.

I praise Him for your infectious joy

and your humor

I begin this day, thankful that you're my daughter. That God saw fit to choose ME to be your mother. I feel like the luckiest mom in the world.


Cindy said...

Aw MAN!!!! 7:19 am and you made me cry already!!!!

She is just beautiful. And your words are perfect. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!!!!

Lund7 said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful young lady! We just love Angela! Ricky enjoyed looking at her pictures this morning!

Becca said...

Happy, happy birthday, Angela!!! I love the pics and the walk down memory lane. Beautiful post!

cecilia said...

Happy birthday beautiful angela!!!!

Imogen said...

Happy 16th Birthday, Angela!
May all your dreams come true :)