Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Dear Kate,

Happy birthday, my sweet girl! Since we're not together today, I thought I'd send you a little note via my blog.

You're 18 today--does that make you a real adult? I mean, I know you can vote and all (we've certainly talked a bit about that lately), but are you ready for the rest?

College? (I know you're ready for that!)

Jobs? (You already have one.)

Marriage? (Now, hold on there.)

Kids? (Alright, stop it now!)

You may not be ready for all of it, but I know you're ready for your next big step. I have watched you grow from the curious little girl into the still-curious young adult you are today. I have seen your many haircuts over the years (you do a much better job at choosing a hairstyle for yourself than I did) and your many experiments with fashion.

Most of all I have seen you grow into the beautiful woman you are today. Your bright smile, your cheerful hello, your wise words, and the way you encourage everyone around you all point to the true beauty that is inside of you.

Kate, my dear, I love you more than you will ever know. And even though we are not together on your birthday today, I hope you know I will be thinking of you every minute.

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised." Proverbs 31:30



1 comment:

  1. Yes, Kate IS sweet! I've seen it firsthand, because I was one of her piano teachers . . .

    Kate is an intelligent, polite, and fun-loving girl. I'm grateful she's friends with one of my nieces, too.

    Shelly, that was a lovely post for a lovely daughter.