Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Our Baby Girl is 11 Today!

Every year, on Groundhog's Day, our Joy is another year older. It's so hard to believe that 11 years have passed since she made her debut into our world. She arrived full of personality and has always been such a blessing! She is the perfect blend between girly girl and tomboy....what we call our girly tomboy.....sweet, but spunky.





I remember before she was born (we already knew we were having a girl) thinking about what she would be like....her personality and praying for a compassionate, sweet, genuine, beautiful (inside and out), loving little girl, someone that other people loved too. Okay, I believe in being specific in prayers and I even prayed for a brown-eyed girl. She is all of that and more, truly.





Jason and I laugh about the fact that I used to wonder what her voice would sound like when she could talk. When we found out, boy did we find out! From the time she could do anything resembling talking, she woke up "communicating" and went to bed talking until she just fell asleep. She once told us at a relative's house when she was quite little, that sleeping was a waste of time! That pretty much sums up this girl. She's all about going, doing, and being bubbly in the midst of it. Her energy and personality brings life wherever she goes. She's a social butterfly.....never meets a stranger, always has a smile to boot. She has a gift for making others feel good whether it is a little one, an elderly person, her family, or someone under privileged.






We're so very grateful that God gave us this special little girl. We don't take the credit for any of this as we know God entrusted us with this special bundle of "Joy" that he sent our way.





Joy, we are very proud to be your mom and dad. We love you with all of our hearts and remember we're always here for you, but most of all, put all your trust in God because He is ALWAYS there.



Happy 11th Birthday, baby! (4 and 10)!

26 comments:

At Home With Amy said...

Joy is definitely growing into a beautiful young lady. You should be very proud of her Tammy. Please tell Joy "Happy Birthday" for me!
Hugs,
AMY

Carmen C. said...

OH my gosh...Joy and I share a birthday!!!! I'm a groundhog too, lol! Those are adorable pics of her and what a beautiful young lady she has grown into, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOY!!!!!!!!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

She is a pretty, pretty lady. Please, tell Happy Birthday!

Dan said...

Happy Birthday, Joy! I hope you have a wonderful day! ~Dan~

Heather's Stitches said...

Happy Birthday Joy!!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Happy Birthday Joy. Have fun today and eat some cake for all of us.

Sharon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOY!!!
She is such a beautiful young lady.
They sure do grow up fast.
Enjoy the day.

Debbie said...

Tammy, you and Jason have a sweet little lady there. You have done a wonderful job!

Happy Birthday Joy!

Debbie

Melissa said...

The photos of Joy growing up are precious! She is such a beautiful young lady...and she sounds like a wonderful daughter. Happy Birthday Joy!

Debbie said...

I wanted to add a little something especially for Joy. This way she can learn something despite not having school today.

Buon Compleanno!

Phonics: bwon cohm-play-ahn-noh

Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your day!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Happy Birthday Joy! You are a precious little girl! I hope your day is as special as you are!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

she is such a beautiful girl..I know I would love being around her...I hope she has a fabulous birthday..I have a little something I would love to send her..so email me with your address would you.:)

Sue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a beautiful young lady. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, it is easy to see her inward beauty.

Julze said...

Happy 11th Birthday Joy! I have enjoyed seeing pics of you through the years.

Jo-Anne said...

She is just beautiful, Tammy. I am so glad all of your prayers were answered.
Happy Birthday, Joy. May you have many, many more!!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Happy Birthday, to Joy! Hope it's the best birthday ever ;)

green gables girl said...

Tell Joy happy 11th birthday! I like the photos you put on this post!
~Lyssie~

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Happy Birthday, Joy!

Nancy M. said...

What wonderful pictures and memories! She's been gorgeous from the start!

UPON A HILL said...

Say Happy Birhday to Joy for me. She is beautiful! I am with you about praying specific details. GOD is into our details.

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Leah Kate and I wish Joy a very Happy Birthday! Have a great time celebrating!

Lynn said...

Tammy, it's hard to believe that a year has passed and that Joy is 11 years old today! She's growing up so very fast! She's a beautiful young lady!

Happy Birthday Joy!! May this birthday be as special as you!!
Sending you lots of love & Great Big Birthday hugs!!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Traci said...

Hi Tammy! First of all...a huge happy birthday to your beautiful Joy! You have a gorgeous family!

Second of all...thank you so much for stopping by our blog and for all of your very encouraging comments. I really really appreciate it...and can finally tell you that now that I'm starting to write back to everyone. :)

I'm happy to know that you are a fellow BAAS family (we LOVE them!) and I'm so excited about your Luke and look forward to following along as you get ready to meet him. Love to you!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful young lady she's becoming. Thanks for sharing all the precious pictures of your sweet daughter. Her name just sums her up, doesn't it? My oldest daughter's name is Serena Joy, and she is serenely joyful too. I just love the name Joy!
Happy Birthday Joy!
Blessings,
Marcia

Tiffany said...

Aw, this was so sweet! Your Joy is certainly just that!

Never So Simple said...

I hope Joy had a great birthday. I can't believe
how grown up she looks. She is so beautiful.

Donna