On July 16th, my little girl turned 18. 18 years gone by already... really??? How is it possibly that I now have an adult daughter?! I think I blinked one time too often!
Myriah spent the week prior to her birthday helping to coordinate a mission thru our church, ending on Friday (the evening prior to her b-day). The morning of her birthday had her leaving again for Missouri on yet another mission, for yet another week. Since they were heading out bright and early on Sat., Myriah stayed Friday night at a friend's who lives much closer to church than we do. Deciding to surprise her, we all woke up at 3:30am to be at the church in time to sing her "Happy Birthday", eat donuts with her mission team, have a pillow fight (yes, we all brought our pillows with us just for such a purpose) and give her a birthday gift. She was surprised and we all had a great time celebrating her birthday and seeing her off!
Myriah, I have so enjoyed watching you grow-up!
I am so grateful to be your mother and am so glad that you are my daughter!
We all love you, so very much!