Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy 14th Birthday Faith!!

Wow! Another year already? I am just getting used to the idea of her being 13 and now here we go again.

We already celebrated her birthday with family by going out to dinner at one of her favorite restaurants. The big slumber (or lack there of) party is this weekend.


You are a gift. Truly there is not a single child on the face of this Earth like you. You have such big dreams. You want to adopt 4 kids, 2 from China and 2 from Africa. I love that adoption means so much to you. You want to grow up to be a lawyer. I have to tell you the way you argue you may just be barking up the right tree. I love how you don't put anything out of reach for yourself. Nothing is impossible to you. I know you are all about friends these days. You love hanging out, chatting, texting and im-ing. You stand up for people who need it. While I sometimes cringe when you tell me about stepping in front of someone to shield them or speaking up on the behalf. I am really proud of you for wanting to protect others. I know that sometimes you mean well and things don't go as you had expected. I love that you continue to try and not let past failures stop you. I love that you have a heart for Jesus. I am impressed with your way of thinking and you making your relationship with the Lord a top priority. I see your heart and know that you struggle sometimes to stay true to your convictions. I love that you don't give up and walk away but move forward knowing each day is new. I am so incredibly blessed to have you as a big sister to my little girls. They have no idea what a cool gig they have as being your little sister. You love them big time. You are so important to them both. I love that you want to set a good example for them. I am thankful to you for being such a great babysitter too. You have helped not only the girls but Daddy and I by allowing us date time. You have made a difference in our marriage. You can play soccer like a mad woman. You have some mad soccer skills. You truly rock on the field. I love watching you play a game you love so much. You are funny. You like to crack jokes and make people smile and let loose. Your whole face lights up when you smile. I love seeing you in your silly zone. But, sometimes you drive me crazy. You keep me on my toes and have definitely paid me back several times over for the way I acted when I was a kid. However, I truly think you are some kind of wonderful. A daughter that I not only love but really like. A daughter I am proud of and love with my whole heart. You are a gift. A gift that keeps giving. A gift that I will never quite understand how in the world I was chosen to be your mom. But I am so very thankful that I was. Happy 14th Birthday baby girl.

I love you more than all the stars in the sky,
Oh, one more thing...can we slow this next year down a little?


Angie said...

Happy Birthday, Faith!! Have a wonderful party next weekend!

Anonymous said...

Faith sorry MIMI didn't call this morning but I slept you probably have also. I just want you to know that you mean everything to me.Your sweet bright smile is enough to melt anyones heart as you have so much love to give. Some times I wonder what your thinking but...I am so proud of the young woman you've become.I hope your 14 birthday is awesome now is that the right slang for todays girls? If not it was cool back in the day. If you get what I mean. I love you so much Kendall and want all your dreams to come true. Keep your head in your studies and make the grade so that college will pick you up and you can become that great lawyer!!I love you baby girl and wish all the bright stars to shine upon you today as it is so special because it's the day my Kendall was born Yeah!! Love you bunches.HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIMI