Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday Blessing

Apparently, I took an unplanned vacation from blogging! It wasn't just happened.

One thing I must address immediately is that my oldest child had a birthday last week!

Yes, Paige is now 15 years old. I could do the old statement "Where did the time go???" deal, but I won't.

This girl of mine has given me 15 of the best years of my life. On April 14, 1994, she made me a Mama. That, I believe, is one of the greatest gifts I've ever received.

Each and every day I am in awe of the person she is becoming. She pushes my hot buttons and in the next breath, makes me laugh until I cry. I know my time with her gets shorter every day. Soon, she'll want to leave and spread her wings. I can't fault her for that because it was something I sure enjoyed doing when the time came. I am grateful that she willingly goes with us as a family to do things and most of the time surprises herself by having a good time.

She is a Mama's Girl through and through...unless her Papa or Poppies is around.

She loves small babies and the elderly. I encourage her all the time to pursue those interests.

She has a wonderful work ethic. She has no problem working and earning money to pay her own way.

She is passionate about her beliefs and can argue her side better than any lawyer you'll meet.

She is beautiful inside and out. (Uh..don't ask her sister about this-they tend to scrap quite a bit at times.)

I am honored that God picked this special person out for me to share my life with. She has been a blessing I wouldn't trade for all the riches of this world. With her, I am rich.

As soon as her grades are where her Dad and I want them to be, she gets to try for her learner's permit. Oh, joy.

Thank you, Paige, for not reaming me a new one for not putting up this post on your exact birthday. Just another sign of maturity and growth you're showing us. (I'll make another sushi run to make up for it later.)

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl. We sure love you.


AndreaLeigh said...

happy birthday paige!

Krys72599 said...

Happy Birthday, Paige!
Hope it was a phenomenal one!
And please don't take this the wrong way, but I firmly believe driving permits should be for 23-year-olds! (Hi, Miss Hope!)

The family said...

What a beautiful woman Paige is becoming. I hope her day was special and that you finally did take her to get some sushi. LOL

Mellie said...

Happy Belated Birthday THE Paige! You've got one proud mama there, and rightfully so.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a beauty inside and out!! :)

How fortunate to have such a blessing that you've described.

Lishak said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday, Paige!

THE Paige said...

Haha, thank ya'll.

And thank you Mama, I love you more than words alone can say.
I truly believe you are the Worlds Greatest Mother. And no, my decision is not biased. : )

Miss Hope said...

Mind if I print that comment on pretty paper and frame it?

THE Paige said...

hahaha, not at all.

Sugar said...

Happy belated birthday Paige! :)

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Happy birthday Paige. Can I have some sushi? Mmm.

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

Happy Belated Birthday Paige!

Michelle said...

Happy Happy you Paige!