Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Happy Birthday Pean!

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

~ Helen Keller
Today I was telling the story of Phyllis.  Today is her birthday you know.  The quote above was from today's incourage blog.  
I think about my girl and I just can't believe she's mine.  Behind every good mom is a great kid!  She's not here today, she's with her friends up north.  I sent some of her presents with her and kept some back here.  all that time ago, I would have never thought that I could love someone as much as I love her. I didn't even think it was possible.  And to think God loves us even more than that!  That makes me want to cry.
I don't know what I could say about Phyllis that you don't already know.  She's beautiful, and funny, and smart, and hard working, she is sweet but she will kick your butt. She's brave.  She's artistic, and talented.  She's strong.  And sometimes shy.  She lights up a room like no one else. Her laugh makes me laugh.  Her smile makes me smile, when she cries, I cry (and then I want to kick whatever it was that made her cry).  I'd never change a decision that put her first.  I'd fight to the death for her.  
I wonder what she will be when she grows up.  I wonder...  I know that whatever it is, life with her has been a grand adventure!  I know I've messed up so many times, and somehow God's grace has covered us both.
I'm so thankful for her!  I know that I didn't deserve her, but God let me borrow one of His children!
Happy Birthday Pean!  I loveyou! and am so proud to be your momma!!!  You are my greatest earthly blessing!
I loveyou more today, than yesterday!  But not as much as tomorrow!


Diane said...

Such a because God loaned you His best and she because He did the same for Phyllis when He gave her you for a Mom! I love you my sister!

Many hugs..........


Mrs. Mac said...

Happy birthday Phyllis! You are walking the footprints of an amazing mom .. Can't wait to see where/when God leads you on your own path!

xxx Cathy

Constance said...

What a sweet post! I know all about our Momma hearts and how deep we love! I think your sweet gal would be an awesome match for my Charles!! Somehow I should try to hook them up!!

Trish said...

Like daughter, I'd say!
Happy Birthday Phyllis!!! My sister Sheila shares this day with you. (except she's way older)
I love you!!!