Friday, December 07, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Friday everyone.

Guess what?

Today is my oldest daughter, Briyanna's, 23rd birthday. My goodness, I can't believe MY daughter is 23 YEARS old! Where has the time gone?
This is Briyanna the day she came into my life...23 years ago. It's very hard to believe that as an 18 year old, God was trusting ME to take care of and love this beautiful, sweet, innocent little person. And I thank Him ...everyday for her.

And this is Briyanna now...23 years later. What a gorgeous young woman she has turned into. Don't you think? Sure, we've been through some STUFF! And saying that is merely scratching the surface, lol. But, again, through the strength, only given to me by God Himself, did we make it through those "terrible teen" years. :-).

Briyanna has been on her own now for almost 5 years. And I am BEYOND proud of her. She is making her own way and taking care of own business. It's so funny to talk to her on the phone sometimes and hear how being an adult, shall we say SUX (her words), LOL. I remember when she was little and we'd be out shopping. I'd see something that I'd like and maybe say, "I like that! Wish I could get it today.", Or, "I'd like to have that...". Briyanna would say, "Mom, just GET IT!!" I'd find myself explaining to her that it's just not THAT simple.

NOW she's seeing what I meant by that. And she's making very good and wise choices about what to do with her money...and her time.

Anyway, Briyanna, if you're reading this...ALWAYS know that I love you beyond words and beyond your understanding. Being a mother is very hard work....but there is no one in this world that I'd rather hear call me "MOMMY" than you and your sister. You have been and continue to be a true blessing to me. I'm so proud of you and so proud that you're MY daughter. Have an awesome day, my love!

So you guys ready for your Friday Flower Fix? Okie ya go:

Ok, these aren't only for you, my fellow readers, they're for Briyanna too. It seems I remember her telling me that she loves Cala Lillies. And I KNOW she loves things that here ya go, babe! :-)

Welp, that's all I've got for now. I've got a few other things to share today...but wishing my daughter a HAPPY BIRTHDAY was the most important. So with that said, ya'll come back by later on today (or tomorrow), I may have more for ya! Have a groovy day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRI!!! Mommy loves you :-D


patti_cake said...

Happy happy Birthday Briyanna! You are gorgeous and such a credit to your wonderful Mom!

Cheryl Wray said...

Happy Birthday Bri!!!!!! And to you today also Dawn (I always say that Mom should celebrate on the day as well!! :-) She is truly gorgeous!!!

Being a Mom is the most challenging, yet beautiful job in the world isn't it?

gold said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

Thomisia said...

Beautiful baby and young lady...HB Miss B!! Those flowers are gorgeous!

His Girl said...

Just stumbled on your blog today. What a beautiful daughter you have... happy birthday to her and to you!

nice to "meet" you!

Briyanna said...

Thank you mommy,that was really sweet... Even tho you put that alien like baby pic of me up...LOL!!

Love you always

Lynilu said...

Ohhhhh! Happy Birthday, Bryianna!!! I hope your year is the best of your life ... so far!!

Happiness to you both for a long, long time!!

Veroncia said...

Happy Birthday Bri!!! Dawn you have raised a beauty.

Jude said...

Happy Birthday Bri! Dawn, I am sure if she was raised by you all she is an EXCELLENT young woman!!

Renee said...

Happy Birthday Briyanna!! She is a beauty. Love the bling on the flowers also.

Brown English Muffin said...

Happy Belated Birthday Bri!

denaid said...

Happy very belated birthday Briyanna! You've turned out to be a beautiful young lady, even if you did start out looking like an alien. ;)

Celebrate these years. They go by quickly. :)

Susie Q said...

She is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s! Happy Birthday to Bri!!

Being a mom IS tough work but it is the greatest thing in the world. I know YOU know that too !!! You do good work Mommy!! : )

OH!! I have your box ready and need you to re send your address. I have it but I think I put part of it down wrong! I am so late with it but it will be there soon!!!

I am just now getting around to my cards. And I am so sorry about your
awful day with those pictures.
I have been there and it ain't fun!!