Monday, January 16, 2012


My oldest baby turns 14 today.
I can't believe I'm old enough to have a 14 year old daughter.
I can't believe she's old enough to get her learner's permit and start driving.
I can't believe God has blessed us with such a wonderful, beautiful daughter.
I can't believe how much she can make me crazy some days.
I can't believe how much she's just like me...which may be why she pushes my buttons so much :)

I'm so proud of the young woman she is becoming.
I'm so proud of most of the decisions she makes.
I love her compassion and her drive.
I love the special connection she has with her Grandma Susan.  (Hannah is named after Grandma and they share the same middle name - Joy.)
I love how she wears the "oldest, over-achieving, most responsible" kid hat.
I love it that she has known what she wants to be when she grows up since she was 5 and she has never waivered.
I love it that she bleeds Shocker black and gold.

But, most of all, I love it that she is MY daughter and that she loves Jesus with all of her precious little heart.
Happy, happy birthday sweet Hannah!


Amy said...

Happy birthday, Hannah! We love you over here, too! :)

rentz said...

Happy birthday, Hannah!