Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy 15th Birthday Princess

Happy 15th Birthday to the Princess in the family! It's hard to believe that 15 years ago today you were born at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama while we were stationed at Ft.Rucker. You were born on a Saturday at 1:49 a.m. and you weighed 8 lbs. 11ozs. and 21 1/2 inches long. You were the first child that Mom and Dad had and because of you, we were given the names Mama and Daddy(maybe I'll also mentioned that you said Mama first!).

God had His hands on you right from the start. You were diagnoised with having a VSD heart defect when you were released from the Hospital after being born. For one year we visited your Cardiologist and prayed that the hole in your heart would close. After one year of waiting, there was no closure of the hole and you had open heart surgery when you were 18 months old. With your strong will, you were only down for the time that you were in surgery and recovery, a day after, you were pointing to the wagon in the Hospital wanting to get in and go on a ride! God saw you through and He has continued to see you through. It's as if you never had a heart condition at all, no meds have ever been needed only yearly check-ups with your Cardiologist. Praise be to God! And lets not forget the scar on your chest that provides you with an amazing testimony to share. And although you do have a scar, it has never bothered you and you are not ashamed. Who would be ashamed of what God did for them!

Dad and Mom have been so blessed through-out your 15 years of being in our live and family. We have watched you from the time you were born to the first time you crawled to the first time you walked to the first tooth that you got to the first time you rode a bike to the first day of school. We've seen you when you're happy, we've seen you when you're sad, we've seen you through disappointments and we've seen you through the celebrations. You are a sweet and wonderful daughter and a blessing to us. You're not only a daughter but you are also a wonderful big sister to your little brother. Not only are you his sister but also his friend. Our lives wouldn't be the same without you and we cherish you and the memories that we have made and will make.

So on your special day today, your BIRTHday, may you remember that you are not only our daughter, but you are first and foremost a child of the King, our Lord, Jesus Christ! "You are fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14

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