Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Dear Daughter

Once upon a time when I was still almost a little girl, I had a sweet precious baby and named her Angela, because she was such an angel.  When she was a tiny girl, she asked me once, "Mommy, why am I so special?"  The years since then have flown by so ridiculously fast that my little angel baby is now 31 years old and she is raising babies of her own.  Here are some of the reasons she's so special.

 She chose a wonderful man to be her husband and the father to her dear children.

She finds joy in the simple things in life, like a sunny day or a smile from her child.

She spends time with her kids, doing fun things, teaching them, loving them.

She has a sense of adventure and is not afraid to try things, like parasailing.

She makes the most beautiful grandchildren just for me to love (I know that's why she has them).

She keeps herself active and healthy.

She recognizes the beauty in the world around her.

She might not recognize the beauty in herself, but she is definitely beautiful!

She is playful and fun to be around.

She gives of herself tirelessly for her family.

I hope she knows how much I love her.  I'm forever thankful to Heavenly Father for sending this very special daughter to me.



Angela said...

Mom this is making me cry!! Thank you so much. You are way too nice. You forgot to say that I was an ornery brat on my birthday this year. Lol!! I love you so much mom. Thank you for being the best mom a girl could ever ask for. I am constantly finding myself thinking about the kind of mom that you were for me as I am raising my own little monkeys. Lots of times I remind myself of you and I hope I am half as patient and kind and loving as you were. Don't be surprised when you continue to get calls from me desperate for parenting advise when I have no clue what I'm doing!! You may have been a young mom when you had me but I loved having the mom who was constantly getting mistaken for my older sister! You're still beautiful and I love you more than you'll ever know!!

Mindy Hawks said...

Ange is an amazing person!! I am so blessed to be her sister and best friend! Thanks for having us all, mom!

Scottkids said...

sweetest post ever! I love Ang! I see so many qualities in her that I would love to have in myself! You were such a great example of a woman and mother as well. That is where all of your daughters get it from! I think of you often when raising my children as well! Love you!