Monday, February 14, 2011

That Katie, I love her

We celebrated Katie's birthday this weekend.  She is now 25 years old! 



There are lots of things I would like to go on and on about, but she is a very private person, and I'm not gonna lie... she told me in no uncertain terms that she did not want me to wax poetic about all of her wonderfulness. 

This is so hard because one of my favorite things to do in the whole world is to wax poetic. 



I want to say things like, "Isn't she beautiful?" 


 



















...and, "She's such a wonderful mommy..."



But it is her birthday, so I'm going to respect her wishes and refrain from the like.  Therefore, instead of all the bad poetry, and bragging, and maybe even sliding toward the gushy & sentimental, I'm going to do as I do each Monday morning.  I'm going to share a few of the lovely ways God has brought beauty to my life...this week through the life of my beautiful birthday girl :)


 






















So on this sunny, Valentine-y, Monday morning I am feeling particularly thankful...

for my daughter, who loves Jesus and wants to make Him happy...who is principled, and strong, and has a clear sense of right and wrong

for her sense of humor, and patience, and love of family

for her understanding of priority and willingness to sacrifice the convenient for the eternal

for the pure joy I experience as I watch my daughter mother her babies

for staying connected with our kinda/sorta regular chats about sometimes a lot and sometimes nothing much

for giggles on road trips, sharing large quantities of chocolate, and enduring the teasing when my two girls team up to mock and ridicule...me

for remembering again, for perhaps the 42-millionth time, how completely, and beautifully, and undeservedly I have been blessed with the gift of being a mom



Twenty-five years ago Katie was my miracle baby...

and today? 

Well.

Today I still find her completely miraculous!



It's not even a cliche, my friends....I really am most abundantly blessed :)

Happy Happy Monday!
Renee

(A Thousand Gifts #291-305)

4 comments:

Darlene said...

And that you are! She is beautiful inside and out. Love you, Katie! Love your mom, too! :)

Renee said...

:) Love you too Darlene!

Craig said...

I just came over from Ann’s. Happy St. Valentine’s Day

There is nothing more precious or special than the love of a mom. Your love for her – and hers for he baby – this is the real circle of life.

It is a miracle.

God Bless and Keep

Beth said...

Found you at Ann's and I could not agree with you more on the ... joy experienced watching daughters mothering babies. Happy Valentine's Day Renee!

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