Thursday, September 09, 2010

{twenty one} amazing years!!!

"she grew up,
on the side of the road, where church bells ring
and STRONG love grows...

she grew up good, she grew up slow
like american honey...

steady as a preacher, free as a weed

couldn't wait to get goin',
but wasn't quite ready to leave

so innocent, pure and sweet
american honey....." (by lady antebellum)
(i'm so bummed, i can't download the song for you to hear...*ugh*)

To my Puterbug,
I can not believe it has been 21 years. SERIOUSLY!
I am overwhelmed with emotions when I look back on all that we have gone through and accomplished together. We overcame many obstacles and beat all odds. Who would have thought that a 17 year old girl, that didn't have a clue could raise a girl as beautiful as you? Thank God for your dad, your family and the "village" that helped raise you!!! You were then and will continue to be my angel sent from heaven. You have grown up to be such a strong, hard working, courageous, beautiful, and out going woman and your dad and I are very, very proud of you. I wish I could be with you on this very special day to give you a huge hug and a kiss and tell you how very much you mean to me. I look forward to watching you grow and learn and make a difference in this world. Never settle, always challenge yourself, be positive, smile, make a difference in the lives of others, don't forget what your knees are for and never forget who you are!

with love and adoration, always!

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Marie said...

I can't believe you have a 21 year old daughter. You don't look much older than that yourself. What a beautiful girl she is. Happy Birthday to her! xxoo

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, so super sweet Julie! Happy Birthday to your little angel!

mom said...

Happy Birthday Chelsburg.
Yes, this Gram couldn't be prouder of the woman you have become! Reach for the stars Girlie!!
Love you with all my heart,