Monday, December 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Paigey Poo

In less than 24 hours my firstborn will celebrate her 12th birthday. I don't know why this birthday is so hard for me. I think it is because of the freedom that comes with each new year. Every year older is a year closer to driving, dating and all the disasters that most of us made (or watched our friends make) of our teenage years. I didn't come to know the Lord until much later in my teenage years and I know now that it would have made a huge impact on many of those decisions I made at that time in my life. I struggled with feeling loved, with self worth and self confidence during much of my teenage years. Paige amazes me and I have learned so much from her. She was (and still is!) my sweet baby girl who her dad and I fell madly in love with the day we found out she was coming into our lives. She is everything I was not at her age. She is loved by everyone who knows her and has such a sweet, sweet spirit about her. She is very self-confident and most importantly, she knows her worth in Christ. She is a child of His and there is no doubt in my mind that she completly "gets" that. Her dad and I are so blessed to have her in our lives and I thank God that He chose me to be her momma! I love you Paigey-Poo!


Anonymous said...

I feel the same way! Paige will always be my little girl.