Saturday, September 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Sutton

You will always hold a special place in my heart because of what you did for me, turning me from a young woman into a mother, a title I so cherish.

You are the oldest of a growing brood, the perpetual guinea pig. We try everything on you first; what's allowed at a certain age, what's not, as we try to do what we think is right, but are never quite sure.

You are making growing up behind you a true challenge for your siblings. As you slowly make your way into the world, you leave big shoes to fill (and that is no reference to your size 11's!) Your sisters strive to do as well and to succeed as often. Your brothers look forward to their time with you, wrestling, dancing and singing songs.

Parenting you is easy, the thought of letting go is difficult. We have already begun to miss you as you inch into the outside world without us. We look forward to watching you make the important choices regarding your future and can't wait for you to blossom there as well.

Know that you are loved and cherished. Your kind heart and the love and respect you show for others will propel you through life; and while there will be bumps in the road, your faith and you family will always be there for you.

Happy 17th Birthday Sutton Button!


Auntie Gina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUTTON BUTTON!! I remember your birthday very well...I was a senior in high school and so proud that you came to one of the football games to watch me cheer! (Gosh..this makes me feel old!) LOVE YOU!!

Anonymous said...


Even though I have only known you for 6 years, I promise you, that your Aunt Paula will be there for you in your adult life. You have already started that part of your journey, and what a beautiful young woman you are.

You are loved,
Aunt Paula