** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I still can not believe it has been 15 years since I gave birth to my youngest daughter, Bek.  It just does not seem possible.  It seems like just yesterday that D and I were bringing her home in her little pink, lacy dress and bonnet.  She was a tiny little thing – all 6 lbs and 11 ounces of her. 

Bekah 8-7-94 small

Then, she grew…..

Bekah 8-6-95-1 small 2

and grew….

1-27-2009 3;16;20 PM

and grew…

1-27-2009 3;13;59 PM

and now she’s a young lady…

Bruce and Bekah Christmas Dance 08 

Tomorrow, Bek enters her sophomore year of high school.  My how time has flown!  She is amazingly smart, witty and talented.  She loves almost anything to do with music.  She is heavily involved in all the bands at school.  She plays the alto sax in their marching band and plays tenor sax in the symphonic and jazz band.  Although the sax is her primary instrument, she can play many others (7, I think!)  She is in many gifted and AP classes and is hopefully headed toward a great collegiate career.  Above all, she loves the Lord and tries hard to put Him first in all that she does.  We couldn’t be more proud of her! 


(You may click on any of the photos on my blog to enlarge them.)


Dreamgirl said...

What a blessed mother you are! She is absolutely adorable. I do hope she has had a fabulous birthday!

Thanks for coming by Sweeter Homes and leaving a comment. It always makes me so happy!

If you'd like to join a little fun photo challenge please come visit my other blog Sweeter Living. I'll draw a winner this Sunday and the prize is a subscription to Harper's Bazaar. The odds are pretty good...

Have a great Friday!
Greetings from Spain

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday To Your Beautiful Daughter!!

Pattu said...

She is precious just like her mom. You've done a great job Teresa. So snjoy this day, you have earned it.

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Kim said...

I hope you had a great day celebrating, she was a sweet baby and beautiful young lady you should be very proud!


PS My daughter also weight 6 lbs. 11 oz. So tiny!

Joan said...

My nearly 14 year old was 6lbs, 11oz too.

Hope she had a wonderful day!

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Organizing Mommy said...

Ha! I have a little girl who is 15 this year also. She's starting her sophomore year also. Time does fly.

roadrunner201 said...

Awww! They grow up so quick! Happy Birth day to her!

Thanks for stopping over from SITS. We, too are fellow Georgians and my husband is a firefighter/EMT for Gwinnett. Missions is my passion, but my outlet has to be the church mission committee since the boy was born!

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is beautiful! It's hard to imagine that my toddler and baby boys will one day be fully grown.

p.s. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy birthday! I hope she has a fabulous time!

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Casey said...

Wow, you are truly blessed by an amazing daughter. Happy Birthday to her! She seems to be very bright and on track to being all she can be. I know she will get used by God in many ways!

Michaela said...

Happy belated birthday to a beautiful girl!
Thanks for stopping by the other day... my door is always open, come back anytime =)

Anonymous said...

awww..happy birthday to your sweet sweet girl..

Maki said...

Aww Happy Belated birthday to your daughter!!! Time flies doesn't it?

Also, Happy Sat Sharefest!! I am behind you, so saying hello:)

I hope you're having a sweet weekend!


jennie.newland said...

She looks to be a beautiful young lady! I'm dropping in from SITS and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Paula said...

How exciting for Bek - I remember my Sophomore year of High School. Lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to meet another SITS girl!

Take care

Marina said...

I think the most rewarding thing to know is as a parent you have done your best and today your daughter is a woman in the Lord. Praise God! Happy bday to dottie darling too :>

PS Stopping by from SITS and invitin u to hop over and enter the fun giveaways on my site

Ter said...

here from SITS. Your blog title got my attention.

I see you had a rough few years recently. Me too.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

She's a beautiful young lady! Happy Birthday wishes to her.

Eileen said...

What a beautiful daughter you have raised. I'm a high school teacher and sophomores are near and dear to my heart. I love that age. Stopping by frm SITS.

Amy said...

Wishing her a Happy Birthday.

My baby was 6lbs. and 11 oz. also. She is such a talented girl. I hope she enjoys high school.

Thanks for stopping by the other day.

Rachel said...

Aw, Happy Birthday to your daughter!

thatgirlblogs said...

my daughter is about to turn 14. funny how we never age, isn't it?

Hi from SITS.

Elle Bee said...

Happy birthday to your Bek! What a sweet post this is.


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