Happy Birthday

It is hard to believe that this beautiful, young lady is 17 years old today.  As I look into those eyes, I am reminded of that little baby that first stole our hearts when she was born.

I remember her wanting a baby sister so bad, that even after her brother was born she still said she was thankful for her baby sister. I remember her first day of kindergarten and taking her out to eat at McDonald’s afterwards with my mom. I remember the first time a boy broke her heart and the time I spent holding her trying to ease the pain. I remember the moment I heard her beautiful voice sing “The Sun will come out Tomorrow” as she played Annie in her school play. I remember the day that I signed her up for the ACT and knowing that so very shortly she will be out of our nest and moving towards adulthood. So many wonderful moments spent with my baby girl and so many more just waiting to happen.

I love you, sweetie, and so proud to be your Mom. Happy Birthday, Boo!


Julie Marie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! I believe she takes after her mama... beautiful inside AND out... xoxo Julie Marie

traci said...

awwwww. happy birthday to your sweet daughter. she is beautiful!!!!!!

Leah C said...

Seventeen and stunning! Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Janna:) It's been a joy watching you grow...and it will always be...love you!!

Suz said...

Ah, Sheila. She seems lovely inside and out.