15 years of being a mom.
That’s what this girl’s birthday means. I was so young and so naive when she came along. I missed out on so many moments and took so much for granted… it felt like all I did was blink, and now she’s a gorgeous teenager with dreams and ambitions and a very busy life.
She’s been our first at everything, which means we’ve made a LOT of mistakes, somehow she has become this amazing, godly person in spite of us, and I couldn’t be more proud of her.
Trustworthy? She’s it. Responsible? That’s her. Committed, hardworking, strong, independent? Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
She inspires me in her confidence to be exactly who God created her to be. She knows who she is and Whose she is and she walks firmly in that. She knows what she wants out of life and she goes for it with all she’s got. She lives her life to the fullest and shrinks back from no one, and I love watching her blossom into who she is intended to be.
This journey of mommyhood seems so long in the everyday mundane, but then suddenly you’re looking at a young woman chasing her dreams, sending her off on her own to pursue those dreams, putting her behind the wheel of a car, looking at pictures of her with her own people having a blast at prom- and all you remember is that tiny blue-eyed baby who needed you for everything. It is true what they say- “The days are long but the years are short.”
Happy 15th birthday to my beautiful “Rae” of sunshine… you shine wherever you go, and that smile of yours has always been able to light up the room. Thank you for giving me the greatest title I’ve ever had, the title of “Mom.” You are a gift ❤️