Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Sissy!!

August the 8th 1974 was a very good day. A little angel was born with the cutest little rosebud lips and chubby cheeks, cute as she could be!

Melissa walked when she was nine months old, crawling never got her to where she wanted to go fast enough....a walking nine month old is rare thing to see!

When she was three she decided her 2 wheel bike didn't need training wheels...once again you couldn't go fast with those durn things on!

People always say we look a like, I always say she is the new improved me, smarter, quicker, funnier, nicer, prettier and way, way thinner! ;-)

Melissa has endured hardships in her life most people never have to face. I've seen adversities turn into blessings time again in her life and I am so very proud of her!!! Anybody that knows her knows a life full of joy!

Sis has given me very good advice over the when she was in the 10th grade, I was leaving for a retreat of 7th and 8th graders, I said, "Sis you got any advice?" .....she said,"Mom just hang loose and go with the flow"....I can't tell you how many times since then I called that up and it helps!! Try it!! Another time on a more serious note, we were talking about times when people do you wrong, she said," Mom, I don't want the job of being a judge, I let God do that!"

I could fill a book to overflowing with all the things she has accomplished in her life. And to think, she is just 34 years old!! What great things do we have to look forward to!!?? I know one thing will be another trip to China to bring home our precious Kate!!

Sissy I love you dearly and am so blessed to be able to call you my daughter. Have a wonderful birthday, it will be another great year!!


Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Day Melissa. I hope you have a wonderful day girlfriend.

I hope to raise my girls Maree, as well as you raised Melissa. She is all the above, and more. You did such a great job being her mother.

Charlotte said...

Aren't daughters the bomb?? We have to get together with our daughters. Have been watching the preOlympic shows and in China 8's are lucky - so today is 8-8-8 for Melissa's birthday!!

Happy Birthday to your baby girl.


sara said...

HAPPY Birthday, Melissa!!!! I hope you have a beautiful day, beautiful girl!

Felicia said...

You did good! You raised a smart,beautiful, optimistic, talented, giving....daughter. Happy birthday Melissa!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Mama! Poor Shannon...I pulled this up during lunch on my blackberry and she got all teary-eyed.

You're the best and I love you and dad so much!


Rich, Rachel and BlackDog said...

Happy birthday Sissy! I'm blessed to have the most optimistic human I know as a big sister! Love ya!!