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My “Baby” is 18!

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My dear, sweet Audrey,

I still remember when you were just a few weeks old like it was yesterday. I wanted you so much, we both did. Mommy and Daddy both cried the minute we saw you. So beautiful and strong even then! Men and women alike would come up anywhere we were and tell me and your daddy how beautiful you were! Of course we agreed!

They grow up too fast“, they said. Of course, I knew this was true but didn’t really KNOW exactly how fast the time would disappear.

And, then, somehow, as if by magic, the time really did disappear.

Gone are the days when

you first crawled,

you first climbed…. (Right out of your baby bed at 6mths, out of the playpen, onto the kitchen tableup the fireplace bricks, up and into the entertainment center all before you could walk. Climbing up Granny and Grandpa’s refrigerator)

you pulled yourself up,

took your first step

or said your first words;

our first day of our home school journey

your first adventure away from home

and so many other milestone moments in your life.

I have so many thing i think i want to say. However, at 18, I know you don’t really want to listen to me. But here a few words anyway!

Love yourself and don’t allow anyone to make you feel less of a person through their words or actions. You, and you alone, are in control of your emotions and well-being. By allowing someone else to taint your self-worth, you give them power over you.

Don’t be in a hurry to grow up. You are now officially an adult, that is nothing but a number. Being an adult is more than just a number it means being responsible. Responsible with every part of your life. There is plenty of time to move out and live on your own. Find a job, go to school! What ever you decide.

The next few years should be spent discovering who you are as a person, learning from the mistakes of the adults around you. There are many of us who came before you that have made plenty of mistakes, me included. Don’t make the same ones just because you want to be treated as an adult.

Think for your future not just for the now. The mistakes you make now may haunt you your whole life. 

Ask for advice, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness…instead, it shows your maturity that you know the depth of your limitations.

Above all else, remember you are loved. We do not want to see you fail, fall or get hurt. Your family is forever.

Follow your dreams. Never give up! Ever!

I’m filled with such joy, happiness and pride, but it also bittersweet! So I’m also filled with sadness that this journey with my young child  has ended, and we’re starting a new one together both now adult.

I love you so much!

Momma

~♥~

PS. If you follow my blog regularly, you know my daughter doesn’t want pictures of her self posted for all to see. Take my word for it, she stunning!

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My Niece Is 7!

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Avery

I can’t believe my niece is 7!

It seems like just the other day you were a little baby! Now you are such a beautiful, smart and brave young princess! I love you big bunches!

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  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVERY GIRL!

~♥~ 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BROTHER!

Happy Birthday Fav BrotherToday is my ‘little brother’ Tony’s birthday! He’s the baby of the three of us kids (his wife is the ‘baby’ of the family, the adults anyway)! I’m almost seven years older than him and I’m very proud of the man he has grown up to be! I love you very much Tony!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday with your beautiful wife and daughter!

My "little" brother Tony!
My “little” brother Tony!

Merry Christmas

PraiseHim

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” 
Luke 2:1-14
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Thank you Father for sending your only Son to pay my sin debt.
Only by Your grace and mercy am I forgiven.
Your grateful daughter,
Tammy
Amen
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“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:15-18
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Have a blessed Christmas with family and friends! 

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Happy Birthday Bridget!

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I Think of You

I think of you not as an “in law”

But what I know that

You are better be called a sister

Without the prefix

Which cannot be affixed

With the woman,

Who is so dear to me.

                                                                   ~auther unknown

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Happy Birthday Bridget! I’m so thankful you joined our family! You are a wonderful daughter to mom & dad, wife & mommy to Tony & Janie, sister to me & Mitzi, and aunt to Britainy, Keegan, Cassidy, Audrey, Avery, Finley & Easton!

Love you so much!