Sunday, December 22, 2013

Birthday Number Twenty-One

So, my dear little baby girl, have we really reached this milestone? You are twenty-one years old today. Let me say this again. It has been twenty-one years since a gorgeous bundle of pink and white entered our lives and became the darling of her parents and twelve year old sister. And having gone through the stages of babyhood, toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, and the teen years, now here you are a young woman, yet you continue to be the special girl we all love and want to look after and make sure you're alright. 

As unbelievable as it seems in so many ways to think of you as a woman, it's also something for which we're so very thankful. You've gone through all these years, and stages, and have arrived at this important time of life having the Lord on your side and keeping a desire to please Him in your choices and lifestyle. You've kept your love for family, ALL your family, from your parents to your sister and brother-in-law, and as everyone knows, your darling little nieces. And you've been a blessing to each and every one of us. 

You've made plans for your life, and they're good and godly ones. We hope you feel our support and good wishes as you look to the future. Hopefully, you'll be used of our Lord, whether you pursue nursing, which has been your dream (and a good one), or God leads you in some other direction by and by. Whatever road you're on, let Him be the guide in everything. Who knows what He has in store for you? All we ask is that you never leave Him out of anything that comes your way. If that's true, we know you'll be fine.

Happy Birthday. We love you.

Dad and Mom


Anonymous said...

What very special wishes and love for your dear daughter! ~ Miss Magnolia ♥

Patti said...

Maxine, I love how your blog has become a place for recording family tributes!

This is a lovely tribute to Neesie!

What a gift God gave you in her, and I rejoice with you all at this big milestone in her life. May her birthday be filled to overflowing with love and joy...and may it mark the beginning of a wonderful new year of life.


Maxine said...

Thank you Miss M. Sorry for the late response.

Maxine said...

Thank you, Patti. It has become that, though I don't know how much I'll be doing that in the future. Yes, God has richly blessed our family with Neesie. We're very thankful for our children and grandchildren, hence, the tributes here for the past few year.

Thanks for the sweet comment.