Here is our Milestone. Dear Precious One,
What a blessing you are. What a beautiful child of God that I have had the privilege to raise. You have far exceeded all dreams that I could have ever had with your grace, love, forgiveness, and beauty.
When you were a newborn, I held you close to me and I began to cry. Daddy walked into the room and saw me crying and he asked me what was wrong. Through my tears, I said “She is so small and so beautiful. I am going to blink, one day and she will be 10 years old. I will blink again and she will be driving. Then, I will blink again and she will be 18 and graduating high school….then she will leave and begin her life.” He laughed and told me to take it one day at a time, that it won’t go by so fast.
Look at the beauty you have become. 18 yrs old and a graduate of high school. You may be too big for my lap, but you are never too big for my arms. I simply adore you. I praise God every day that He allowed us to be your parents and to have the privilege of raising you.