3/28/2012

21


My daughter turns 21 today. It isn’t that this makes me feel old, knowing I birthed my first child over two decades ago. It really doesn’t. In so many ways, I still feel 21 myself, even though I know I’m much older than that. :) 

So why is it that I’ve been ignoring this milestones birthday for my eldest child? I’m not sure, exactly. But whatever my hidden angst over my daughter’s birthday, I can truly say that I am amazed at all God has done in and through her. I never imagined when I held that little girl in my arms so very long ago—with her wailing to be out of my arms!—that the Lord would use her to effect such lasting change in my own faith and character. And I never imagined how tight a hold she would gain on my heart. 

I love you, baby girl! Enjoy your  21st birthday!

7 comments:

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Happy Birthday Anne's daughter! :D
~ Wendy

Anne Mateer said...

Thanks, Wendy!

Andrea Strong said...

My little girl turned 5 in January, and I wasn't ready for it. I can only guess how I'll be when she's 21 (though to listen to her talk sometimes it seems like that might be next January =D ).

Happy Birthday to the young lady, and to her Mom!

Anne Mateer said...

Thanks, Andrea! The years fly by, though some days you fear they will never grow up! Enjoy your 5 year old!

Loriloves2bfit said...

My oldest daughter is beginning her first year of college in the fall, so I can certainly relate. I have to pinch myself when I think about how fast the years have flown by. Best wishes to your daughter on her 21st birthday!

Anne Mateer said...

Thanks, Lori! It's definitely a shift when they go off to college, a whole different stage of parenting, but oh so fun, too!

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