Happy Birthday, Charis

As I am writing this, there are six little girls in my living room having a dance contest. We just finished makeovers. My daughter, Charis, is turning eleven years old, and we are celebrating with a slumber party.

Oh, joy.

As you are sleeping sweetly, I will be doing crowd control. Feel free to stop by around 2 a.m. – we’ll be up.

In honor of Charis’ birthday, I let her choose the song for tonight. She likes to dance to this song – maybe another dance contest will come later.

Blessings to you all, and happy birthday to my wonderful, beautiful daughter. I am so glad you were born eleven years ago.


12 Responses to Happy Birthday, Charis

  1. May 10, 2008 #

    Wonderful post!

  2. May 10, 2008 #

    Thanks, Lance!

  3. May 10, 2008 #

    Happy birthday, Charis! And she chose a great dancing song! That’s one of my favorites.

  4. May 10, 2008 #

    Alyssa, next time we’ll give you advanced notice, so you can join the dance contest! 🙂


  5. May 10, 2008 #

    Happy Birthday, Charis!! How wonderful for you. You’re on your way to becoming a beautiful woman of God. I know this because your mother is a wonderful example for you. God bless you today and with many more birthdays to come.

  6. May 10, 2008 #

    Thank you, Sarah. You are very kind. That is my prayer, that Charis become a godly woman.


  7. May 10, 2008 #

    Happy Birthday my Charis as I sit with tears streaming down my face!
    How well I remember the day eleven years ago when I first held you – as well as so many days of you since then (Mimi! Save me!) You were, are, and will always be my princess – a replica of your precious mother. I love you.

  8. May 10, 2008 #

    Wasn’t that a great day, Mom?


  9. May 11, 2008 #

    Happy Birthday Charis, from all of us here. And Happy Mother’s Day to Mom!

  10. May 11, 2008 #

    Thank you, Jackie. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. Funny, Charis is the one who turned me into a mom, and we celebrate our day together! 🙂


  11. May 12, 2008 #

    I loved reading this post and all the comments, too! What a wonderful thing for a mom and daughter to celebrate together. I know you don’t take that for granted, and I know someday Charis will treasure these memories, as well. Looking back on life being raised by a godly, loving, and quite often strict mom — well, there is just no replacement for it! God bless you both!

  12. May 12, 2008 #

    Thank you, Jeanette! You are right – Charis has been more of a blessing than I could ever describe. I pray she will someday know how much her mother loves her.


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