Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Linsey Lou...

About 21 years ago, I had one of the greatest experiences of my life. I just can't believe that it has really been that long. I had my first daughter, Karrilyn. I was so thrilled and she was definitely spoiled. She was the first child for us and she was also the first grandchild on both sides of the family. She had aunts and uncles that just adored her. There was never a time that there wasn't someone that wanted to babysit her for us.

I remember that special day like it was yesterday. I had waited my whole life to be a mom and I was so scared but so excited. I ended up having Karrilyn early and I also had her C section. That was very scary for me and then Karrilyn was very little. As a first time mom, I was a little too worried about doing something wrong because she was so small. She was SO beautiful and through the years my love for her has grown and grown as much as her beauty. She has grown into a beautiful young lady not only on the outside but even more so on the inside. Any one that knows Karrilyn can tell you how great she is just by being around her they know.
I feel so blessed to be her mother, even though she has been the one that has taught me so much through the years. Some day she will be a great mother to her own children.
Karrilyn has many nicknames. We call her Linsey Lou, Camel, Sissy, and many others. I feel so lucky that we still have her living at home with us. She is going to college and also working.
Any time that I ask her to do ANYTHING for me she never complains. She is always willing to give of anything asked of her. She is so generous and loving. She keeps us all smiling with her fun loving way.
She has many great talents. She loves to swim, teach children, listen, serve others, make us laugh, but most of all she treats everyone great and wonderful. Happy Birthday Karrilyn. I hope your day was as great as you have made my life.

15 comments:

Loralee and the gang... said...

I have sweet daughters like that! Aren't we super lucky, and blessed- I think so!
:~D

Kaylynn said...

Beautiful. Beautiful girl and beautiful post!

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

what a wonderful post this was! :)

Fiauna said...

You have a 21-year-old??? Wow. Happy Birthday, Linsey Lou.

Rae said...

I LOVE this post. I love the photos! She IS beautiful!

Erin said...

How sweet! Happy birthday, Karrilyn!

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday!

I also have a 21 year old daughter whom I adore.

I think it is so great when you raise a sweet, happy daughter and they grow up to be your best friend!

She sounds like a wonderful girl!!

Carolyn said...

Happy birthday! She looks just like you.

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

What cute photos and such a nice tribute! What would we do without these cute girls. They certainly brighten things up around the home front!

Kristin

Sherrie said...

What a wondeful tribute to your beautiful daughter. I can't believe she is 21. Happy Birthday to Linsey Lou!

Andrea said...

Happy birthday to Karrilyn!

-Melissa- said...

Happy birthday Karrilyn! What a beautiful post to your daughter.

tammy said...

What a sweet tribute to your daughter.

Angel said...

You have such a beautiful family. :-) She is such a lovely girl.

Kristi T. said...

Kate you are so lucky to have Karrilyn as your daughter. She is such an amazing woman. I hope she had a wonderful birthday for a wonderful person that she is. Love ya girl!