Wednesday, April 1, 2009

my firstborn


My darling girl,

I know I've joked about this, but it is really hard for me to believe that my baby is 21 years old today. Where... OH WHERE!... did the time go? Every moment has been a blessing for me and your dad.


You have grown into such a beautiful woman, both inside and out. I couldn't be prouder of the hardships you've overcome in your life and watching you turn those hardships around for good in some way. You have so much love in your heart and knowing how much you want to share that with others brings such joy to me. You do, and will continue to, have such an impact on those you come in contact with.


I hope you are as proud of yourself as your dad and I are of you. You are amazing. You make me laugh. You make me smile. You (and your brother) make my life complete. I could never express how much I love you. Just know that I do more than these words can say.


Happy Birthday, Dani
Sorry I couldn't spend the day with you but I hope you're having a wonderful birthday.

11 comments:

Susan said...

She's always been a beauty and what gorgeous brown eyes. Since we are all blue or hazel eyed I really notice pretty brown eyes.
Susan

barb said...

Dani's birthday was the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning. I text messaged her a Happy Birthday.

Your blog is a tender, heart-filled tribute to your beautiful daughter. Part of what makes Danielle such a lovely young woman (inside and out) is having two great parents and the solid, loving home you created -- and having a cool brother.

MightyMom said...

how sweet!!

Just Mom said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful young woman.

Christine said...

What a beautiful young lady. I hope she has a great birthday and a great year.

Janice said...

She really is a beautiful girl. You sound very proud of her. I hope she had a nice birthday.

Your sister said...

In light of the first picture, you must be really old now.

Amber said...

WHA? I about fell off my chair when I read Dani is 21. I can't imagine how YOU are feeling. Happy birthday to a beautiful woman!

Melissa said...

I hope she had a great day! She is a beautiful girl!!

Momma Roar said...

She is such a beautiful young lady. I hope she had a wonderful birthday!!

21 - it seems so long ago! LOL!!

Jamey said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! What great pictures of her. I love the curly/frizzy hair when she was younger, very sweet :)