You made your entrance and filled our lives with so much joy!
I had waited and waited to be blessed with my first child
You made me wait an extra two weeks!
I remember hearing the words, "It's a girl" and thinking later as I stared at your sweet face, "it didn't matter now if I have ten boys, I have a daughter to play with and grow old with."You have been blessed with a sister to share life with and unfortunately only three brothers!
I prayed you would come to know Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.
You humble and amaze me with your desire to know Him and worship Him in Spirit and truth.
I watched you at the age of nine audition for a role in the Nutcracker and while other girls positioned themselves to be noticed, you stepped aside and took the hand of girl who was struggling and became her partner.
You didn't know you had done anything special!
I have watched you struggle through the places and things you love. I have prayed for God to bless you as you sing and do those things that don't always come naturally easy.
You have said to me, "you do it because you love it and will continue to do your best!"
I would have given up!
I know you are sweet sixteen today!
You reminded us this morning as we pulled into the parking spot at the County Building so that you could receive your driver's license.
I am flooded with memories (and tears) of the joy you bring into our life.
You are full of hope and excitement for the future and serving the Lord with your life.
I thank the Lord today for sixteen years of life.
You are ready to enjoy the fun and fellowship of your family and friends
Happy Birthday Lauren!