Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Seventeen

She is seventeen. But in a way, she's always been this old. My Peyton has always nurtured, helped, organized, planned, and loved. She began caring for our entire family ten days shy of her second birthday, the day her baby brother was born. And continues to this day.

Peyton always has a smile on her face. She is always kind. My mom noticed years ago that while she is quiet on the outside, she is fiercely competitive on the inside. Mostly with herself. When Peyton sets her mind to something, she accomplishes it. She decided she would like to graduate a year early. She worked hard. And she did it.

I have no idea what the future holds for my second born daughter. I know she has many interests, and is beyond capable of accomplishing anything she sets her mind to. I applaud and envy her for her strong sense of self, and ability to be who she is, without caring about pleasing or impressing others. I pray for a happy, healthy life for my girl. And for days upon days of smiles and contentment. Happy Birthday, my Peyton Rose. Happy Seventeen.





Like I said...Always smiling. : )





17 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Peyton! You will do wonderful things!!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your sweet and beautiful Peyton! What a lovely young woman.

    Hugs to you, my friend!

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  3. Happy birthday to your sweet Peyton!!

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  4. She is a beautiful young lady.....wishing her a very Happy Birthday.

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  5. She is a wise girl, that seventeen year old of yours. I know that God has good things for her future. I can't wait to see what unfolds. Happy birthday Peyton!

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  6. Birthday wishes for your sweet daughter, wishing her everything she wishes for herself.

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  7. Happy birthday to your darling daughter, Peyton. What a lovely tribute you have written about her. I do hope she reads it! She really favors her father. Wishing her much happiness. ♥

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  8. Thank you for your visit to my little space and for your kind words. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. She is such a pretty young lady. Wishing her the very best. Blessings

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  9. What a beautiful smile, Billie Jo! Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Peyton! And of course, she's going to open a world famous bakery!!! :)

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  11. What a sweet birthday post! All your children are so beautiful and I love reading about their various personalities. Happy Birthday Peyton!

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  12. Just catching up on your posts Dearest!

    Happy belated to Peyton!! She sounds like such an amazing young Lady. I have a feeling she's going to do some amazing things in life. ;) Blessings to her and you all. xoxo

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  13. OH Happy Birthday to your sweetie!

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  14. She is a beautiful girl! I hope all her birthday wishes come true! ♥♥♥

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  15. She is a beautiful girl! I hope all her birthday wishes come true! ♥♥♥

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  16. Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl, May all your dreams come true!

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