Today is my daughter's birthday.
Today she is 22.
Today she lives 7 your from our home.
Today she is with her husband, celebrating like the grown daughter that she is
Today I miss her terribly.
Today I am glad she has used her wings to fly.
Today I remember her beautiful smile, that is so ready for use.
Today I remember her sarcasm, and it makes me laugh and cringe at the same time.
Today I remember her tender heart.
Today I remember her encouragement to the weak.
Today I remember her 1st birthday.
And her 5th.
And her 10th.
And her 18th.
Today I remember she was the peace maker of our home.
Today I remember when she got her driver's license.
Today I wish I could hug her, hold her, and look into those chocolate brown eyes.
Today I remember how much I love to watch her dance.
Today I remember her laughter, that is just like her daddy's.
Today I remember when she was finally old enough to go into the city with a friend, alone, and I knew she was not my little girl anymore.
Today I remember when she would cheer us up during Elly's adoption; when we had nothing left to carry us.
Today I remember when she surrendered her life to Jesus.
Today I remember when she became his.
Today, I wish her a beautiful birthday.
Today I thank God for this child.
Because 22 years ago, I had no idea that this child I carried in my womb would become the child of my peace, my delight, my hope.
Today I wish her many more, for HIS glory, still.
Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl. You are loved.