Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy 17th Birthday!

17 years ago my world was changed for the better.  We added a precious daughter to our family early one November morning just after Thanksgiving.  I had no idea what lay ahead and the joy that was in store for all of us.  Having Rebecca has been a delight and a blessing every day!

We started the morning with her breakfast of choice - biscuits with sausage gravy and  orange juice.  Then we headed to church.  Afterwards we picked up a friend, ran a couple of errands and went home for lunch.   

 This was during lunch.  The sharing of a funny video - and everyone wanted to see it.  Lunch was a taco salad.  (All foods are the choice of the person celebrating their birthday.)
 We talked about how to celebrate and Rebecca decided that she didn't want a party - just a low-key day of fun.  We watched a movie.  Can you tell what it is?
 And we had a "candy bar".  Tried to make it look artistic, but one of my boys thought that I had just spilled the candy all over the table.  LOL

 Played games.  This is Wits and Wagers.  Fun game!
 Who knew that a whiteboard could entertain so many at once?  Dinner was salmon, broccoli and mashed potatoes.  (Not sure why I didn't take a photo.  Especially since she had the red plate!)
 Cake?  She didn't want one this year.  She wanted sherbet.  Three different kinds.  As much as she wanted.  So, there is her cake.
 Happy Birthday sweet Rebecca
I am so thankful for you Rebecca.  I love your tender heart and desire to help others.  I love that you are comfortable in being who you are no matter what others are doing.  I'm thankful that you love Jesus and desire to serve Him.  I pray that this desire will grow stronger day by day.  I enjoy watching you with young children - you are so good with them and its obvious that you love being with them and they with you.  I'm excited to see what God has in store for your life.

I'm so thankful that you are my daughter.  I love spending time with you and look forward to many more years together.

I love you!


  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is beautiful. It looks like a very fun day. :) Holly


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