Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I cant' believe she's 12!!

My friend Alisa sent me this great photo of my daughter when they happened to attend the same baseball a while back. Today is Jenna's 12th Birthday and if seems an appropriate photo as I reflect on what a blessing Jenna has been to our lives. I really find the time flying, but unlike some people I don't feel the twang of infant or preschool days, I was never much of a baby person. I really enjoy the person Jenna is becoming now. I love the way she thinks through things. I love her view on the world and how she is able to let things roll of her back an move forward. She is so not like her mother, which is probably a blessing that she doesn't quite appreciate yet. She is laid back and thoughtful. She rarely stresses out over stuff. She can start a project without knowing what the final outcome will be. She really believes that if you love God with all your heart, soul and mind and your neighbor as yourself that the rest will take care of itself. She has a humble confidence about her abilities that astounds me. She is truly a blessing. So Happy 12th Birthday to my Sweet Girl. I love you!


  1. Awww a very sweet post for your girl...shes a beautiful person inside and out!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER....next year shes a teenager!!!!!

  2. Happy Happy Birthday! So glad that when we moved here, Savanna was placed in your class. Your friendship is a blessing to her, and to our family!

    I love what you wrote Lori. Thanks for sharing her with us.

  3. that is a terrific picture. and no glare on the mirror! i'm finally making it over here. i love the look of your blog. cool colors and design.

    my daughter turns 12 in just a couple weeks. it feels like such a magical age - still girl, thought part woman. if someone had told me how great motherhood is, i would have started at 18.