Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy 19th To My Firstborn

My Madison is turning 19. That's a one and a nine. Ask me how this happened...I cannot tell you. When I look at her, my mind floods with memories, one after another, like in a movie montage. Madison as a newborn, and the total happiness I felt rocking her in her blue and pink nursery. The feeling that she belonged to me, and her grown up self was far off and unimaginable. Madison as a toddler, starting to go off on her own already. Madison as a preschooler...independent and assertive. Madison in elementary school...finding her own interests and talents...painting and singing and yes...doing hair! Madison in high school...turning into a lovely, beautiful, hard working and kind young lady. Madison as an adult. My baby. All grown up. Independent, but still needing me. Learning from me, but teaching me everyday. When she was born, on that snowy November evening nineteen years ago, a friend gave me a present. It said that there are two great gifts a parent can hope to give a child...one of them is roots. The other...wings. I've enjoyed every blessed moment of sharing the first gift with my Madison. Now...I must give her wings. And encourage her to fly...But also remind her that I will always be here waiting for her, whenever she needs to fly back home. Happy Birthday my Madison Marie...the first one to call me Mom.



















Happy Birthday , Madison Marie!

















17 comments:

  1. ♫Happy Birthday to Madison!♫

    Wow, how beautiful your Madison is! The first one to call you MOM! She looks the most like you, I think.

    I am sure you will all have the happiest day today, celebrating Madison's birthday and preparing for Thanksgiving Day. God bless you today!

    ♥Hope

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  2. The happiest of birthdays to your beautiful Madison Marie!!!!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! What a lovely tribute to her.
    Wishing her a year full of blessings!

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  4. Happy Birthday. Such a wonderful tribute to a very beautiful young lady.

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  5. Happy Birthday Madison!!! Wishes for many, many more. What a beautiful post, Billie Jo. Blessings

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  6. Happy happy birthday Madison! Love the photo walk down memory lane! Beautiful girl -- she looks a lot like you, doesn't she! Have a wonderful time celebrating!

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  7. Happy birthday Madison!! I hope you have a great day! What a wonderful post.

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  8. Happy Birthday Madison! Your mom will spoil you with lots of love and fun...like a good mom! Celebrate!

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  9. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Madison. She and my second granddaughter, Grayce, have the same birthday. The difference is 19 for one, 14 for the other! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Happy birthday to that beautiful Madison! Wishing her many blessings for the year ahead. Happy Thanksgiving to all as well!! :) xoxo

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  11. A beauty! Yes as they are growing we are always in the process of releasing them to fly.

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  12. I have to admit, this post is bittersweet for me too...happy happy times with your beautiful first born....but she's all grown up...it all happens so fast.

    Happy birthday sweet Madison! God bless you!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family Billie Jo!

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  13. Happy Birthday Madison...she is beautiful inside and out just like her mom!❤️ Love you friend!

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  14. Happy birthday to Madison! Wishing her abundant blessings in this next year!

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  15. Happy 19th birthday Madison!! Best wishes for amazing things for you in the coming year. What a wonderful young woman you've raised, Billie Jo. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  16. Happy Birthday Madison!!! Such great pictures :-)

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  17. She is beautiful!!! Looks just like her Mama!!!!

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