June 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Allie

Thirteen years ago today I gave birth to my first child.  A beautiful 7 lb. 15 oz. baby girl we named Allie.  Where does the time go?  Am I the only mom who cries on their children's birthdays?  I was looking through pictures of when we moved to the farm seven years ago.  Allie was six.  Now, my eyes are filling with tears because I realize that in seven short years she will be twenty.  What's a mom to do?
I just want to pause and thank the Lord for the gift of my precious Allie. 

"Heavenly Father, thank you for blessing me with an amazing daughter.  Help me to savor every moment that I have with her.  Give me the wisdom to raise her as a young woman who hungers for you.  Remind me daily that while the days are sometimes long, the years are ever shorter and being a mom is the most important mission I have.  I ask these things in the name of Jesus.  Amen"

Allie- I love you more than words can express.  You are my right arm most days and a treasure to our family.  You grow more beautiful every year.  May God bless you richly. 

Love, Mom

Allie age 6

Allie now


  1. Happy Birthday Allie! May Our Lord continue to guide your steps as you grow more and more into a beautiful young woman ~ filled with His Love and His Peace.


    ps: Heather...I do the same thing - cry when my children have a birthday. They do grow so fast.

  2. Happy Birthday to Allie! : )

  3. My goodness, does this mean my precious girls are going to grow up too?

    (Just the thought makes me cry!)