Some things are too tender for this mother’s heart. My daughter, Lauren, graduates from college this weekend. I truly have to pull myself together not to melt into a puddle from a heart overflowing with joy and admiration for her. She is finishing with top honors from Texas Christian University. I am filled with the overflowing measure of praise and thanksgiving for this precious daughter whom I have had the pleasure of tending as she grew. I’m not sure at all where the time went but know I was given a miracle. The rest of any words I can put together I will save for a letter to her from a very grateful mom. There are some things too precious and too huge for paper and pen. Music comes closer to conveying what I want to say. If you get a chance, listen to Martina McBride sing “In My Daughter’s Eyes.” I wished you knew her. She would capture your heart, too.
Ohhh, she is just beautiful! I have tears in my eyes, picturing the day so far from now when the first of our four will graduate…and how fast it will go!
Blessings on your family and graduate!!
Oh, Annette. I can tell you are so proud of Lauren and you understand what a precious gift God gave you all those years ago. Daughters are so special and I know words can never express the feelings we have for how grateful we are to have them. She has also been blessed to have a mother who has been supporting her every step of the way! She is beautiful on the outside, but I’m sure she is even more beautiful on the inside! What an awesome tribute to her! Thank you for letting us be a part of the excitement!
this is Britt
I chose 10 orphans for you that are all girls between 13 and 20 years old. They have been at the orphanage the longest because they are not picked by families. Their names are: Supatra, Isatha, Sunaree, Arba, Saranya, Chanikan, Jampee, Malee, Arisara, Suchada.
We will e-mail you their photos. Thank you very much for giving and praying for them. Britt
You’ve reduced me to a puddle of tears in TCU land. Somewhere in the city where I sit, is a beautiful girl about to embark on the great adventure. A beautiful girl who has a beautiful mom that is her hero. And God chose you, Annette, out of all the mothers in all the world, to give this precious girl life and love and laughter. Enjoy every minute—my son graduates this weekend too. And my daughter is commissioned tomorrow in D.C. What a week. Couldn’t find the words to tell you how much Martina’s song meant to me. My older daughter rescued me last year when I felt so hopeless. She looked into my eyes and said, “Mom, I’m praying you will find that passion for your God, again.” And I did. Thank you for a most meaningful post!
Lauen is a blessed daughter and her momma a blessed momma! She looks just like you as I’ve said many times…..she is beautiful and I know she’s just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Have a wonderful time, dear friend….don’t forget your kleenex or your hankies!
You have a beautiful daughter, and every right to be very proud of her. Enjoy your weekend!
Annie, I have tears and goosebumps reading this! So sweet. Wish you a wonderful weekend of celebrating. xx
Oh, how I pray for that day when any of my children make that milestone. I’ll be in that puddle of tears when the day comes. Life is just so precious and when you experience milestones with your children, you fall in love with them more than ever. And, we thank you Jesus for carrying us through this thing called life. We cannot and will not do it alone!