Saturday, January 14, 2012

23! Really?

We have a little saying in our family:  The worst thing about the day after your birthday is...it's the day AFTER your birthday!  Well, today is my youngest daughter's birthday.  I decided to prolong her birthday by taking it into the day after the real one.  Making the fact that it is the day AFTER her birthday and it makes it a little less difficult to have to wait another 365 days until her next one.  Follow?  That's okay if you don't.  I tend to have that effect on a lot of people.


Now...about Erika.  I realize that it is the proclamation of every mother to be amazed at how her child changes throughout her lifetime.  I understand that.  I understand that fully and completely.  When I look back at my Erika through her 23 years here in this mortal existence, I am just so darned proud.  I'm proud of the woman she has become.  She was an adorable little child (see below), a precocious teenager, a thoughtful young adult, a beautiful bride, a faithful wife, and now...a mother.  The only job she set her sights to being since she was a baby herself.  You MAY have seen a cute little baby picture or two on this here blog.  (Who am I kidding?  You HAVE seen a hundred pictures of that baby!)  Well, Erika is the mother of that little cherub.


To Erika I would like to say, I love you!  You have changed me.  I appreciate that you remind me how to be a better wife and mother myself.  You mean the world to me and I admire you in so many ways.  So many.  Thank you for being patient with me.  Thank you for sharing your little family with me (and with dad too!!).  Happy Birthday!


I made those shorts and headband
for little four year old
Erika.
I wonder where her natural waist
is in this picture!?

See?
Isn't she a beauty?


This is still one of my favorite pictures.
I had to include  it here.


Here's Erika with her amazing husband, Tyler.
Look at how beautiful she is.  Happiness looks good on
content, peaceful people.

And, finally...
This was the Senneff's Christmas card this past year.
Aren't they an adorable little family?

I think so too!





2 comments:

Rachel said...

Beautiful baby, beautiful girl, beautiful momma, beautiful grandma.........

Tami said...

Thank you, Rachel. You know...if it weren't for you, I might never get any comments on this here blog!

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