Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby

Today is my first baby's birthday. She is turning 19 today. That's how old I was when I became pregnant with her. Looking back at the young woman I was and the young lady she is, my heart just bursts with pride. This girl has got it together and she is on top of the world:-)

At 19, I had:

...dropped out of college to be with my boyfriend.

...gotten myself pregnant with said boyfriend.

...a job at Burger King.

...barely been out of the state.

At 19, she is:

...on her second year of college with the credits of a Junior.

...staying away from boys (at this point).

...working towards a future in which fast food is not her only option for employment.

...getting ready to fly to Spain for a semester.

We all want better for our children than what we were able to have ourselves. In my case, I have not only reached that goal but surpassed it by leaps and bounds. The world is her oyster and she is savoring every moment. I am so proud of her and I know that the path she is on will lead her whereever she wants to go.

Happy Birthday Baby! I love you very much:-)


  1. Happy Birthday to her!! That's wonderful how good she's doing with her life. And I bet her 'Mom' had a lot to do with it. Congrats!!
    Take care!! ;0)

  2. Ya! We need the vision of Moms like you Susie to help us see that yes we are able to change the world. Thank you for the gift that you gave our world in her.

  3. She sounds like a wonderful young lady, which she gets from you! Hope it's a wonderful birthday!!

  4. Happy Birthday to your daughter and congratulations to you for raising such a wonderful young lady. She seems to be on her way. Just stopping by from SITS.

  5. She's adorable!

    I was pregnant and married at 19 like you were. And I Don't want my kids to be...

    So I hear ya!

  6. i am so proud of you and your daughter! God bless you both!!

  7. i can see why you are so proud of her. you have obviously been a good mom over the years :)

  8. Wow, you have done really great and she is beautiful! Congrats on such an accomplishment. I hope she has a blast in Spain. :)

  9. Wow Susie. What a tremendous accomplishment. I can only imagine the tremendous sense of accomplishment you must feel. Your daughter is a lucky young woman to have you as her cheerleader!

  10. Happy birthday to your daughter -you seem like you have been and still are a wonderful mother to her!