Emerald’s Gem Box: Happy Birthday, BrookeJan 18th, 2011 | By Emerald | Category: Editorials
A mother’s treasure is her daughter.
– Catherine Pulsifer
Friday, January 21, will mark the 16th birthday of my daughter, Brooke.
The driver’s license office will be the first stop of the day, but “normal” birthday celebrations will have to wait until Saturday, for Friday will be filled with school and basketball games.
16 – I can’t believe my “baby” has gotten that old. And if she is that old, then that makes me……
The ever-important age of 16; the age of a “real” driver’s license, dating, and being more and more places that I’m not.
Having/Raising children is truly a blessing from God. There is no greater gift, than that of a child. However, there is also no greater responsibility than that of raising a child. We raise our children, to the best of our ability, and we try to give them the knowledge and courage to stand on their own two feet, when we cannot be with them. The most that we can hope for is that when they are “on their own” some of that guidance, and knowledge, sticks with them and that they then can make the best decisions/choices, for themselves.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
I am very proud of the young lady that Brooke is turning into. Her tender heart gives her the compassion and the ability to love everyone; her outgoing personality gives her the ability to make friends with anyone; and her love for life, in general, makes her a joy to be around. But most of all I am so proud of her Christian ethics and her moral values. She is truly beautiful on the outside AND on the inside.
Happy birthday, Brooke! I Love You and I’m So Very Proud Of You!
God blessed me well 16 years ago, and every moment since then!
Until then….see you around the town.