Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Sammie!

While we were on vacation, Samantha had her 17th birthday. We woke up to a very gloomy, moist morning. That was NOT good. We had friends that planned on coming to the lake to spend the day with us and from the looks of the morning we were afraid we were going to have to see if we could pile 20-30 people into a 6 person cabin. Yea. NOT good. However, God is SOOOO good and the gloom and moisture burned off by early afternoon.

The day was a little emotional for our family. Well, not for Jordan and Josh, but definitely for Sam, my folks, and I. My baby turned 17 yrs old and for some reason it felt worse than when she turned 16 yrs old. It seems like yesterday that she was just a little girl twirling around the house with her basket and apron pretending to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast or combing her hair with a fork pretending to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The time has gone so much quicker than I had anticipated. I praise God that He made our minds to hold so many precious memories.

Sam had an awesome 16th birthday and I really wanted her 17th birthday to be special as well. I knew we would be at the lake and we would have some friends coming to hang out with us, but I wanted it to be really special. Something she would never forget. So, my folks and I decided to get her an unforgettable present....................
What could possibly have my little girl in tears on her birthday?
OH YEA! This:

Think this birthday will be memorable???

(Um. Yea. It will be memorable every month when she makes the payment!:)

There's my little girl.....driving away...........

Sammie-

I love you so much. I am so proud of the young lady you have grown to be. I see so much of myself in you at times, and yet, you are so much stronger and braver than I ever was. You live your life in a way that is honoring to Christ and really, what more could I ask for? I am soooo blessed.

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

11 comments:

Robin said...

Very Cool! I read Sammie's post about it a while back too! You are an awesome mom!

Heather said...

Ahhhh. Thanks Robin:)

Heather said...

OH..and so everyone knows....

I hope to post vacation pics this weekend;)

Susan said...

I love the car. I have been waiting to see it since I heard about it. I can't wait to drive it. HA HA HA

Tanya said...

What a beautiful car, and Happy Birthday sweet girl, I feel so old, I have five teens turning seventeen this year. Sam, Brooke, Luke, my neice Tasha, and my nephew John. I remember when most of these kids were born. Wow. Thanks for the pictures, beautiful. Love ya, from Tanya

Indian Lake Papa said...

Happy birthday Sammie! drive careful !! Keep Jesus safe in your car!! He rides with you ya know - don't scare him!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Sammie!!

What a car!!! As papa says, Jesus is always your passenger.
Know that...

Love you Heather.... missed ya!!!

girlymama said...

i got a car for my 17th too. it was my aunts old car - had over 100,000 miles on it. and i cried too - i was so excited and overwhelmed that my parents had gotten it for me!
happy birthday, sammie!

Nana C said...

You have a precious girl there, who is probably going to continue to shower you with love. You are sweet, Heather. Love Nana C Miss you!!!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Birthday Sammie...wow...that's some gift!!

darla said...

awesome..I had a 2000 gran prix, and it was my all time favorite car..and the payments were steep.but the only payments I made that made me smile! hahaha i loved it! Then I needed a roof..so much for fun and luxury!

Miss you Heather..haven't heard for a while..hope everything is okay. Love you Princess!