Friday, September 30, 2016

Happy 23rd Birthday Baby Girl~

It's true what they say, "The days are long, but the years are short."

It seems like just yesterday you were sitting on the front steps crying because "the mean yellow skoo bus took your sissy away."  You hated that she got to go to school and you were left behind without a playmate.

Well, it wasn't long before you too were riding that big yellow bus and entering Kindergarten.

And, that is when time really started to fly...

Before we knew it you had finished Kindergarten, then Elementary school.  Middle school came all too quickly.  And just like that, you were a Freshmen in High School.   

I remember praying with my Core Group at church your Junior year about college choices.  They still remember.  So when I now tell them you are months away from graduating from GRAD school, they just cannot believe it.  Sometimes I can't either.

Life has not always dealt you a kind hand.  You spent two of your high school years when you should have been loving life, with debilitating migraines.  Missing over 50+ days of school.  But, you still managed to graduate with honors.

You went on to do great things at Baylor, and in just 3 short years graduated again with honors.

And, just a few short months from now...I have NO DOUBT you will do it again at Tennessee.

The best part is getting to see all of your dreams come true.  You've worked hard, held your head high, persevered when times got tough, and have continued to be a light to Him and all those you come in contact with.

We could not be more proud of you and the woman you have become.   We cannot wait to see what God has in store for you in the coming years.  We know your gonna do great things.

Love you to the Moon and Back!
Mom, Dad, and Sissy

You can also find me over at Amanda's Dixie Delights today, where I am sharing a yummy recipe for Ribeye Steak with Chimichurri Salsa.


Laura said...

Happy Birthday to that beautiful girl! I know you are a proud Mama!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl! Have a great weekend, Lauren.

Andrea Nine said...

Beautiful girl and no doubt the amazing young lady she is due to an amazing mama...and dad too!! Happy Birthday to your angel!!

Robin said...

Happy birthday to her! Impressive that she pushed through high school, and with honors! Wow.

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl Lauren! Wonderful tribute you've written here too:)

Jen said...

What a nice post about your girl! The years do go by much too quickly.... I'm sure she had a Happy Birthday

Have a nice weekend

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Happy birthday to your smart beautiful girl!!! She sounds like a lovely person and I'm sure she brings you lots of joy. :)

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!!