Monday, October 26, 2009

another milestone...

~My baby is 13 years old ~

After many years of praying

for the Lord to bless us again.

She was born.
Just a few days after my 36th birthday.

A baby that would bless me, comfort me, and humble me.

Abigail Hope

We wait in HOPE for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,
even as we put our HOPE in you. Ps. 33:20-22

Such a delight

such a joy

such a challenge.

You can see the age spread in my children here.

16 years.

Having a toddler in the house with teenagers

is a time I will never forget.

Algebra and diapers.
Who needed TV for entertainment?
The things teenage boys teach.
Like how to spit.
There was always a helper and playmate around
but also always another *parent*.
She couldn't get away with anything!

She is her Daddy's girl and her sister's friend.

She is

competitive, athletic and plays the piano beautifully.

She is persistant, observant, repetitive, opinionated.

She will tell you like it is. She is tough yet sensitive.

She loves being an auntie.

She's a tomboy.

She can throw a football and use the drill.

She's a girl.

She loves chocolate and hates spiders.

She makes us laugh.

She determined to conquer the Rubik's cube

and then went on to th 4x4 and then 5x5.

Did you know there were such things?

She's my keep-me-on-my-toes girl.

My keep-me-young girl.

She's my Girl.


Sandi said...

What a beautiful daughter Rene'! You have an absolutely beautiful family, but I am sure you know that. :)
Happy Birthday to Abigail!!

Rebecca Nelson said...

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This reminds me of the post I did on my girl just yesterday.

God is so good and give us the desires of our hearts...

Love to you and happy birthday to your girl. She is beautiful!


Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Happy birthday to your sweet daughter, Abigail! I have a son who's almost fourteen and he was born when I was 35 and he trailed his closest sibling by 12 years and he has been a JOY to us, also! Keeps us young and hoppin'!

vintage girl at heart said...

What a wonderful li'l montage of her life... so far.....and she surely is a Blessing!!! I love all of the photographs of your sweet girl and Family!!!
The one of you and her after her birth is priceless.

Jan's Blog said...

You truly are blessed!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

My 6 kids were born with a bit span oldest was 16 when my youngest was born. I remember doing college applications and potty training in the same day! But, having a teens at home when little ones come along is such a blessing, and my olders are so much more ready for 'real life' than many of their peers. You have a beautiful family, and happy birthday to your daughter (my second child, first daughter, is celebrating number 20 today!)

just a little bit shabby said...

Happy Birthday!
You have al ot of celebrating in a short time this week! She sure does look like her Mama.
Happy birthday Abigail

joyh82 said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! She is a beautiful girl. The wonderful teen years.. I have
a 18 and 20 yr old.

The Green Pea said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Abigail.
Mom and Dad are blessed with a beautiful family. sandi


Happy birthday to your baby!! You have such a beautiful family and you can just feel all of your families love for each other(;

Donna Lynn said...

You are so blessed to have lovely daughters, I prayed and prayed for one and got zilch! But three strapping boys who love the Lord, so I can not complain, I am just a bit jealous that is all!!! It must be fun with all the girly stuff...

sherry said...

Sweet birthday blessings to your youngest lovely, Rene'. She's adorable! Reading through this post I thought of the passage that says, "iron sharpens iron." :o)

Bless you,
jAne at tickleberry farm

Just a little something from Judy said...

Is it something about October babies, that makes them similar in nature. I read this sweet tribute to your daughter and I had to smile. There were quite a few similiarities between our two girls, although mine grew up with only sisters. Your daughter is beautiful, and I wish her a very Happy Birthday!

June said...

A beautiful post about your beautiful girl. Ah thirteen...I remember it well. Now all my thirteen year-olds are my best friends. Isn't it wonderful how that works?!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

She is sunshine on a dreary day and a breath of fresh air. What a wonderful girl. Happy birthday!
bunny hugs,

Seawashed said...

Annnnnddddd she's perfect for my son, Jeremiah Samuel, whom just turned 14! But don't tell him I told you, he would be so embarrassed. She really is a blessing for you and so adorable. Happy Birthday to Abigail.