Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Source: Midkiff, Missy ("Mom's Favorite Senior Portrait"). Digital portrait by Jennifer Fawbush Photography. Privately held by Miriam Robbins Midkiff, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Spokane, Washington. 2008. Used with permission.

My baby turns 18 today. She's every bit as beautiful as this photograph--taken this summer by her cousin--portrays. Most importantly, she's as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. She'll observe her special day by opening a few family gifts at home before going over to her boyfriend's parents' place (the "in-laws", as I like to tease her), who've graciously opened up their full basement as the venue for her and 20-some friends to celebrate her milestone with her. Here's to a blessed and wondrous adulthood, as she finds her place in this world.


Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Happy Birthday Missy!

Kathryn Lake Hogan said...

Greetings Miriam,
What a lovely photo of your daughter. She is beautiful.
Happy Birthday Greetings to you, Missy!
Miriam, I'm wondering are you feeling a little melancholic about your baby being all grown up now?

Bob Kramp said...

Congratulations and many Happy Returns. I am certain the returns are coming in by the basket full.

Kathryn Doyle said...

And congratulations to you Miriam, for 18 years of mothering, on a day that is special for you, too!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful daughter you have! Happy 18th Birthday Missy. The years go by very quickly don't they Miriam? I am still trying to grasp that we have a son who will be 37 next month! :::shock:::