Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to Our Twenty Year Old

Seems this blog is used primarily now for recording and recognizing birthdays in my family. But what better place than this to put photos of my beloveds and express my love for them as they grow and mature?

Now it's Neesie's turn once again and guess what? We no longer have a teenager in this house. Twenty years old and I cannot believe it! From that adorable curly haired baby, to the cute little girl with braids, to the budding adolescence, to the pretty teen, and now to the lovely young lady, we have been thankful for her each and every stage.

So to Neesie: Now a college student, now working with your first love, children, whenever you can, we're very thankful to see you now pretty officially a young woman. We're friends now on a different level and I'm grateful we can talk and laugh together, which we do often. I'm most grateful to see you striving to be faithful to your Lord in every area of life. May He bless you for that. Your love for your nieces is a precious thing and why they adore you as they do. Now that the twelve years difference seems more narrow, we're also happy to see your friendship with your sister growing on a different level as you mature. Keep it up; she's a wonderful resource for you, partly because of her godly character and partly because of her love for you.

We all love you and are shooting for you in the future. Waiting to see all that God has in store for you. Keep looking to Him! 

Happy Birthday, Sweet Daughter! (Psalm 121)

Love, Mom


Patti said...

Happy birthday, Neesie! Wishing you a beautiful, abundantly blessed birthday. Hope your day is filled to overflowing with love and joy...and that it marks the beginning of a wonderful new year of life.

And, Maxine, I left the teen years behind last year when Garrett hit the big 2-0. And he just turned 21 in November, which means, I now have 2 "official" adults in my home. Kind of a strange feeling after all the years of little ones.


Maxine said...

I know, Patti. Remember all our little chats when our kids were younger. They're growing up now and how thankful we are they turned out as they have. Neesie got Ella's thoughtful gift. That was SO sweet.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, to Neesie! She is beautiful and sweet. I know you are proud of her. You raised her well, my friend. Love you all

Maxine said...

Thanks, Cathy!

Laurie said...

Oh, dear Maxine, what wonderful, life-encouraging words you have bestowed on your daughter! Nessie is such a beautiful young woman, and she has so much to offer the world. May the Lord be with her and with you. (My time since Christmas has been filled in a wonderful way by my grandchildren, and it was so nice to come visit you!)

Maxine said...

Thanks, Laurie! So nice to know you're doing well! I know all about the grandkids.