I can hardly believe this day is here. Honestly.
Typical Mother comment, I know,, but it seems like it was just yesterday that I held my beautiful baby girl in my arms as she was born.
She was 9 #'s 3 oz. and so full of life.
She still is the "life" of our home today.
If I were to ask any one that knows my Sarah to describe her in one word, here would be a few choices that we might hear:
Fun, Crazy, Silly, Daring, Frank/Blunt, Tenacious, Creative, and did I say FUN?
When Sarah was born, she was only content sleeping on her daddy's chest for endless months.
I have many pictures of her sound asleep there, with both daddy, and baby girl resting peacefully.
She is # 2 in the line-up, yet the oldest girl.
Oldest daughters of a large family carry a heavier responsibility, and she has carried it well - and although it is not her natural bent to be domesticated and a Keeper at Home, she follows thru and is very capable of running our home without me.
I am sharing some pictures on this very special day - June 18, 2009 - Sarah's 16th Birthday.
I love you Sarah. Your smile and fun-filled spirit will always be a bright spot in our lives.
Your daring, yet, sometimes -hazardous - to - your- health ( a.k.a. broken bones..) experiences will always keep us on our toes.
Your Spiritual Walk is exciting to watch, and we know how much you love the Lord.
Your special times with your younger siblings will always be a special memory for them, and for us.
We pray that you will be sensitive to staying close to God's Word, and the principles that He sets out for you.
Psalms 16:11 -
"Thou will show me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand is pleasures forevermore."
This is your life verse, and will be with you always.
Keep smiling , and sharing your love for life wherever you are. Let your light shine!
I love you sweet daughter of mine. I am so truly thankful for the moment in time that God decided you would be on loan to us.
Your help and perserverance in a large family, with a lot of responsibility is so truly appreciated.
I can't wait to see what you will do for GOD!
Sarah, Sam and Maryahana
A Special Night with Curlers to sleep on- this didn't last for long!
Sarah's Creative Side
A Sweet Reminder of how much time has gone By.
Sarah and Baby Sister - Ava