HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY!
Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday, can you believe it? I can’t! How is it that 16 years could come and go in the blink of an eye? How is it that just yesterday (or so it seemed) I was the size of a small, helium-filled blimp and now my daughter and I share shoes and hair secrets? I remember when Casey was born (we did not know the sex of the baby), my mother said, “Wow, a girl.. she’s like having a living, breathing baby doll.” And she was right.
When I held Casey for the first time, all those years ago, I thought, “Now what?” Truth be told, I was worried about having a girl because of the rocky teen years I had with my own folks. But here I was now, with the most precious baby girl with big eyes and perfect lips. I couldn’t mess it up now.
Well, I’m pleased to say, so far so good. Casey is an amazing child, well on her way to becoming an even more amazing woman. Though beautiful on the outside, it pales in comparison to what emanates from within. So here are the 5 things I learn from this kid every single day.