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Special Edition: Happy Birthday, Thing 2

On this day, 22 years ago, my precious daughter became a living gift to her dad, brother and me. It’s funny that we say “happy birthday” to her, when her very life is what brings happiness to so many.

Amy, our second miracle.

How could we have known then, what an incredible human being this young lady would turn out to be?

She loves our LORD. There are not enough words…

Amy's baptism

She puts up with her parents. I know we can both be pretty annoying at times, but regardless, we never for one second doubt her love, respect or admiration for us both. Relationships take work, and her hammer is quite adequate. She is no quitter and even when there are problems, she is ALWAYS willing to talk through them to make things better. She is a problem solver.

She is a daddy’s girl. He is the first person she calls with any dilemma and he takes her call no matter what.  All as it should be. I am a daddy’s girl too, so I know exactly how she feels. Daddy’s are the answer to most any question and I am a blessed woman to be married to a man just like dear old dad. I am praying for her future prince.

Daddy's Girl

She loves her family including her pets. 

Christmas 2013

She is both smart and beautiful. My baby has an above 3.0 GPA, has plenty of common sense and is absolutely gorgeous – inside and out. So many times, I’ll be having a conversation with her and she’ll add something that is so profound. I can’t count the number of times that I reply, “that’s a good idea, or I didn’t think of that.”


She is creative. Her talents are almost too many to name, but I will list a few. She plays the piano beautifully, paints, writes, sings and will try just about any craft at least once. She has the midas touch. Most everything she touches turns to gold.

She is funny. She rarely laughs at herself, (like her mother does), because she has such a dry sense of humor. But, like her mother, she loves to laugh and I love to hear her laughter. There truly is not a sweeter sound on earth.

Laughter is the best medicine.

She is a child at heart. I can’t count the number of trips to Disney and there will be more.

Goofy and the family.

She is active. There is not a lazy bone in that skinny little body. And, it is skinny because she is actively involved in her own health. She is a role model to this not-so-skinny body.

This list only scratches the surface. She is all of this and so, so, so much more. I cannot begin to express the love I have for this young lady.  Thing 2, you make me so proud to be your mom. I love you and wish you the happiest of birthdays so far. Are you “Feeling 22”, yet?


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