Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy 21st, My Little Honeysuckle!

   "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." 
                                                                    ~Confucius                       

 

                                 

 

Twenty one years ago today, you peeked your beautiful little head out to see the world. You were wrinkled, slimy, and bald but you were the most gorgeous child I ever laid my eyes on. I got teary eyed and I thought I would burst from the strange surge of pride and happiness that day.

You are twenty one years old. An adult in our society, but you will always be my precious little girl. I want to reiterate that I will always love you unconditionally. You are spreading your wings and taking independent steps toward self sufficiency. I applaud your efforts. You know that if something goes wrong along the road, you always have a home to go back to. In my home, you will always be loved and treasured no matter what.

I finally feel alright about letting you grow. I am excited as you are about you moving to a new apartment in a new city.  I know you will do well there. I no longer have the wish to protect you and cushion your way. You demonstrated that you can protect yourself and pave your own way.  Today, I feel that same surge of pride and happiness that I felt when you were born.  I am very proud of you.

Happy 21st Birthday, Josie!!!  

 

9 comments:

jibaro6543 said...

I hope Josie has a GLORIOUS 21st birthday.......wow new apartment in a new city...wish her the BEST from me
=Ellie

my78novata said...

happy b day sweetie

chatzeekay said...

happy be day

fisherkristina said...

Happy Birthday Josie!

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

klconard1 said...

Hello, best wishes to your daughter for her birthday and thanks for dropping by my blog!  Sulfur and sulfates are not chemically related to sulfa at all.  I can see why there is so much confusion about it though since the names look similar.  Since I also had a bad reaction to sulfa drugs I was very concerned about using sulfates so I did a lot of research on it.  I will check up on shellfish and sulfur to see if there is any connection there.
loving you
karyl

klconard1 said...

Hello again!  I did some reading, discovered some glucoasmine is made from shellfish but they purify it so it likely will not cause an allergic reaction.  However --- apparently some glucosamine is made from ingredients other than shellfish so that one should be safe for you.  All manufacturers should be able to give you info on their glucosamine.
loving you
karyl

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Happy Birthday Josie!!!! Know I am late but hope you had a great birthday just the same!   Wishing a great rest of the week!  Hugs,TerryANn

tkelliher617 said...

What a beautiful entry!  Your daughter has the same name as my aunt and 2 cousins and great aunt!  You guilted me into doing and entry LOL.  Thanks for always stopping by and saying hi.
Hugs!
Tabatha

flossiepumpkin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSIE..... ROBERTA