Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy Birthday to Mary-Kate

Happy birthday to my dear lovely daughter who turns 18 today. I can't believe that this day is here.
Watching you grow up every day has been an adventure and a pleasure.
You have so much to give to the world it is amazing that you are my daughter. Where did all of your talent come from? You play the piano and organ. You sing and are teaching yourself to play the violin.
You love horses and dogs and they regard you in return. You just seem to speak their language.
Watching you grow and mature each day has been a joy and a pleasure. What a wonder to behold.
When you were little you were a little imp and I often wondered if we would get through. You surely tried my patience many a time.
But then there were glimpses of the woman you would become. Such as your frequent decisions to have your hair cut and donated to Locks of Love. Such selflessness and love for others is a virtue that a parent wishes to see their child develop.
May you never lose your playfulness and you sweetness. May you continue in your generous nature and your thoughtfulness of others. Continue to grow closer to Our Lord and Our Lady and you will be always on the right path. Your father and I are proud of you and the woman that you are becoming. Our prayer for you is to follow God's will and to attain eternal happiness in heaven.
God bless you. I love you dear daughter.


Grandma and Grandpa H. said...

Happy Birthday to You.
Happy Birthday to You.
Happy Birthday DEAR Mary-Kate.
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!
WOW! God Bless.

Lisa said...

What a lovely girl, Ann! Happy belated birthday to Mary-Kate!