Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday, Kennedy!!!

My beautiful Kennedy, the day is finally here! You've been counting down to this moment for years... they day you would become a teenager. I have to admit, the day you were born I wondered what the teenage years would look like for you... Would you have friends? Would you be accepted in our community? Would you be happy?

As you have guided us on this journey through the years though, I realized quickly that I had no reason to worry. You have been paving your own way since you were very small.

This year you have had to overcome some huge hurdles in several areas of your life. I am so proud of you for facing every challenge, every disappointment, and every success with a gracious smile. You are the strongest kid I've ever met and I'm so glad God chose me to be your mom! I can't wait to watch you continue to grow into the beautiful young woman I see you becoming.

I love you so much, baby girl. I pray the teenage years are as amazing as you hope they will be! Keep shining. Happy 13th Birthday, sweet girl!

I love you to the moon and back,

Mom

Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday, Keeghan!!!

Happy Birthday, Keeghan! Today you are 10 years old. It's hard to believe that I have no more babies, no more small children. As excited as you were to hit "double digits", it made me a little sad to let go of this phase of our lives. Still, I am watching you turn into a smart, capable, hilarious young man and I'm so glad that God chose me to be your mom.
As you go through these next few years, you'll be faced with choices... some decisions will be easy and some will be more difficult. I pray you always choose to take the right path. Remember that right isn't always easy, but in the end, it will be so worth it. If you are ever unsure of which way to go, or if you ever find that you've made the choice that you shouldn't have, your dad and I are here to listen, to give advice and to guide you. I know you feel all grown up some days, but that's what we are here for, now and forever. We love you so much and want to help you be the very best you that you can be!

I hope you have a wonderful day, my son. I know we've been celebrating all weekend, with your party and birthday dinner, but there's still lots of fun to be had! Enjoy every second of being 10!!

I love you to the moon and back!

Mom