"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label I cannot imagine life without you my precious fourth may you continue to walk in His ways.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label I cannot imagine life without you my precious fourth may you continue to walk in His ways.. Show all posts

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Fourth

Once a mom, always a mom...as I am sharing my precious baby, that is no longer a baby. She is 19 today. I cannot believe this sometimes as we weren't given the most optimistic outlook for her survival. 

I tear up thinking upon that.

In no particular order I will share my Fourth.
She is an animal lover

Her smile has stolen my heart.

She is a goof with friends here, there, and everywhere...requiring
skype to keep up with some. 

She loves her brothers and visits or connects with them
practically every day.

She was a blondie for many years, with Shirley Temple curls.

She is very creative.  

She has been in two weddings in the past several weeks,
one for a new sister (in law), and the other a bestie friend.

She loves music and went to a bridal shower at a country concert.
She was born 73 days early. I will type that again. 73 days early
10 WEEKS EARLY.

Fourth has three wonderful brothers.

And oh she looks so cute in red!

And in braids...

And in snow!
She dressed up when her big brother came home while in the Army.
 
No matter what she does, she soars in her efforts~
Oh she makes me smile~her brothers do too!

Each day has been a gift with her.

The farm has been a place to see her interact with animals.
She as a way with the furry, wooly, feathery friends!

I  will always see my daughter as amazing.
She can do anything that she sets her mind upon.
 

Oh and is she a smarty.  I love talking to her and hearing
her thoughts as I am at times astounded at her thoughts.

My baby is a lovely young woman now.

Who always makes me smile.

Oh dear Fourth Happy Happy Birthday~

WE LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Well it finally happened...part 2

First things first,

Happy Birthday Fourth!



Now on to what happened part 2?  Today marks the it finally happened that Bill and I are the parents of all adult children.  Holy Smokes...time marches on. 


For those new to the blog...Fourth was our preemie.  She was born ten weeks early and was a tiny bit longer than a ruler.  

I have shared  about her many times and if you would like to read more about her, here are three posts:

My precious Fourth,

We love you so much.   We are so thankful that you have been in our lives and we look forward to many more milestones with you.   

Oh and thank you so much for allowing me to have the title of the best gift giver EvEr...as I was able to have a niece for my brother on his birthday!  

Love love love love love love love love you always
Dad, Mom, and the brothers...and their sweeties.