Saturday, April 14, 2018


23 years is hard to believe! That beautiful day that you made me a mom seems like yesterday. I remember it all so well. What joy you have brought my heart for so many years! I'm so proud of who you are. I miss your strong, quiet, goofy presence a LOT.  I love our Sunday talks and I love that the tables have turned and now I'm the one getting cooking advice from you. You have had a big year...graduating from college, getting married, moving to a new state, living through a hurricane, finding a two new places to live, starting a new job... I hope your 23rd year is less eventful but equally rewarding:)! I know you are going to have a super fun day with your amazing wife. Enjoy! I love you so much, Garrett. Happy birthday!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy 17th Riley!

Oh my sweet girl. You are such a joy to me. You bring me so much laughter and fun. I admire you greatly. I love how thoughtful and kind you are to others. I love to just watch your joy light up a room. I love how you love Jesus and seek to know Him more. You inspire me! Thanks for being my buddy and my dance partner. I'm so grateful for that day 17 years ago when you threw our world into a fun, pink frenzy! I love you so much! Happy birthday!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Birthday David!

David, you are my favorite person. You are the keeper of my heart and the one I want to share every part of my life with. I am so thankful for you every day. Thank you for being so wonderful, caring, hard-working, and fun. Thank you for taking care of me and loving me. I love you so much and I hope your day is great!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy 15th Birthday, Cole!

Cole. You are such a joy to my life. I love all your wild ideas and how you are always thinking. I love that you dream big and are always coming up with new plans and businesses. It's fun and exciting to see what creative thing you will do next. I also love how kind you are and how you care about others' feelings so much. That is a beautiful character trait that you have. You want others to feel loved and included and important. God has blessed you with such a thoughtful heart. I'm so thankful I get to enjoy it every day! I love you, Cole, Happy birthday!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Lovely Jenna

Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, the answer to so many of my prayers. You are a joy to our family. I love your fun wit, I love your gentle spirit, I love how you love. Thank you for being intentional with your relationships with Jesus and others. Thank you for loving your husband extravagantly. I enjoy and admire you so much. I hope your day is filled with happy and delicious things and that you feel how deeply you are adored. Happy birthday! I love you so much.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Happy 19th Birthday!

It's hard to believe it's been 19 years since that giant, chubby, almost 10 pound baby entered my world. You were a huge joy on that day, and you have only grown to be more of a joy as the years have flown by. I am loving having a front seat to the action of you become an incredible man. I love how intentional you are with your friends and family. I love how you take life decisions seriously and are so prayerful and thoughtful about them. I am so proud of your work ethic and how you treat others. You are a blessing to so many. You make me laugh every day and it's really been fun having you around all the time this summer. I love you so much, Tyler. Happy birthday!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy birthday Garrett!

Garrett, I hope you have some idea of how extremely special you are to me. Twenty two years ago tonight, you changed my life and brought a new sweetness I had never known. 22 years later, you are everything I thought you'd be. You are an incredible man of God, you are adored by your family, and you are going to be such an amazing husband. I love you so much and I hope you have a great birthday!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Riley!

Riley, you make life fun. I love your personality so much. I love how you make me laugh every day. I love how you adore your brothers so much. I love how you love your cats. You have been a joy since the day you entered this world 16 years ago. You have so many gifts and you use them to show the love of Jesus to others. You are a light and a blessing to our family! I love you so much. Happy 16th birthday!