GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Comparisons

A Message To My Daughter

 Psalm 139: 13 - 14

For You formed my inward parts;


         You covered me in my mother’s womb.
  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
         Marvelous are Your works, 
         And that my soul knows very well.





 07/09/87  I could see your form growing inside of me.  I couldn't believe how blessed I was. 
 Baby #3.  


Our house was small.  Four rooms and a bath.  So we made the hall you're nursery.  Your dad hung the wallpaper and I took what was left over and cut out little bears and stuck them onto your lamp.  
Then we waited.  

Feb. 9, 1988  You were born.

Your brothers couldn't wait to hold you.  Our little house was warm with love on that cold, blustery February day when we brought you home....  I remember thinking that life could never be any better than it was at that moment. And it never has been.

Fast Forward 18 years.  

The Circle of Life.  





Comparisons:

  Above. 
 Left - you and me. 
 Right- You and Rissa.



 Above:

Left= you
Right= Rissa

(Same dress)


Above:

 Left = you
Right = Rissa



Above:

Left = Rissa
Right = You 


Do you remember Mr. Clown?  

You said you would marry him someday. LOL> 


And do you remember Carol???  Your alter-ego?  She was so outgoing and always ready to give hugs... unlike the more reserved and shy Lindsey.
  


 Do you remember all the times we would take care of Grandma?  The long days we spent at the dialysis center as I learned how to take care of her, and you would sit quietly coloring and reading for sometimes six hours at a time.  You always wanted to be right by my side when I took care of Grandma.  
She loved you so much!


Now what you might not know is that...  when you were just a few days old, and decided  you didn't want to sleep in the middle of the night, I dressed you up in silly clothes and took pictures of you.  ((HUGs))


Then you'd get tired and fall asleep.


 Do you remember your first car?  Oh, how that car took a beating!  I'll bet you didn't know that I prayed for you earnestly day and night.  
Thank God He protected you.



I guess He had a plan for you...  

And then you brought the
 beautiful Marissa into my life.


Happy Birthday Lindsey!  I love you!!