Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Darling Daughter

After four and a half 
months of bedrest that included...

worry
ultrasounds
sighing
headaches
wondering
hoping
praying
sneaking out to Hoss's for lunch
and holding on....

You arrived on July 6, 1995.

You had "that face".
The family resemblance was undeniable.
Our hearts were captured immediately.
Of course the months of concern for you had
bonded us in a way that nothing else could
have done.


Today, around lunchtime, you will officially have
lived outside my womb for 16 years.
By that time we should know if you are the proud
bearer of a driver's permit.
You have never been one to
wait until tomorrow
on anything.  

This might explain all of the 
schoolwork at midnight to 
ensure an early graduation.
Oh, dear girl....
I thought we gave you way too
much to accomplish.
But you did it...
and more!


I am so proud of you.
Your Daddy is too.
We love our precious girl.


You have so many dreams and goals
it is hard to keep up with you.
Lately we hear you are working toward
a career in songwriting.


Perhaps with a side as a Cafe owner
or Dessert Chef.

Who knows, my darling.
You are talented beyond words and 
I am so excited to see what God has 
in store for you.


My prayer is always that you 
continue your walk of Faith.
As you encourage me by your dedication
to the Word may you be an example to 
future children
if the Lord grants them to you.


I am, as always, 
trying to keep up with you.



Wouldn't trade you 
for anyone else!
You are exactly who 
God made you to be.

Love,
Mommy

15 comments:

Vee said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsea! She's a real go-getter, isn't she?!

Carol said...

Sweet post to honor a sweet girl! Happy Birthday wishes for Chelsea!

Smiles,
Carol

~PJ said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea! I hope you have a beautiful day.

A great post Becky! Made me smile.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Daughter! I hope she has a marvelous day and drives you home with her new driver's license:) HUGS!

jAne said...

birthday blessings for chelsea.
may our Lord gently guide her in the way she must go and may she seek Him with her whole heart. she's a beauty! in so many ways. :o)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Happy birthday, Chelsea. What a cutie you are!

Hugs, Barb

LV said...

What a lovely and touching tribute to your daughter. I am sure she is equally as proud of her parents as you are her. Blessings to you all.

Gayla said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love those pictures! So pretty.

Bee said...

Happy B-day Chels!!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Chelsea!

Wish we were there to give her birthday greetings in person :( but we are glad to see her continuing to grow into a fine young lady, even if it is from a distance.

Have a happy, blessed day and please wish Chelsea a sweet 16 from us.

Karen said...

Chelsea:
Happy Birthday! (again) :)
Praying that you got your permit! We can share "driving experiences" Won't that be fun? lol
Even though I've only met you once, I am so thankful for you! You've been such a blessing to me. :)
Love,
Julianne

Maurie said...

What a tender tribute. Your daughter is lovely and talented. She must take after her mother! :) I would love to meet you for coffee, tea, or lunch, Becky. How about Panera on 30 near Target? Would August 4th work for you? ( I would do it sooner, but I am preparing a couple of talks to give later in July.) You name the time. :)
Fondly,
Marcia

Elena said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! She is amazing and that is so wonderful that she was able to graduate at 16. I know that took a lot of hard work.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I'm a few days late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chelsea! I loved the pictures of Chelsea that you included in this post, Becky.