Someone please tell me where has the time gone?? 18 years ago a tiny, helpless baby girl came into the world. She was needy and looked to me to make everything okay. As she grew, she talked incessantly, followed my every move and couldn't get enough of being in my presence.
That precious baby is now a precious young adult who would rather die than give in to neediness. She must have used up all of her words. My presence is not such a necessity.
But, I wouldn't trade the blessing of watching her grow for anything. I'm so proud of her self-confidence, quiet grace and independent spirit. She knows who makes her world secure and seeing her grow in her faith and love for her maker is more than I could ever ask.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Alyssa!