Happy  Birthday,
Eldest Daughter!!!



You’ve brought so much joy to all of us!  We thank God for you!

 Our girls

You’ve always been the “Big Sister”  and have taken seriously those responsibilities.
Every one of your siblings respect you and love you.  You’ve always been available to be inconvenienced by them, and it has been something that you have done for us as parents and for them as siblings that has made for a sense of security and belonging that has been so important to who we are as a family.

The seven

Even as a small child, when asked what you were thankful for, it was always, “I’m thankful for my family!” 
Thank you for living in a way that we always knew that the people you loved lived daily in your heart.
We are so blessed to be your family.



I know that you think we “dressed you funny” when you were a little girl.  We probably did.  But when God “dressed” your face and your heart, He couldn’t have done a better job.



We never wonder, though, who really is your FAVORITE!!!
  And we think that you have given us the best Son-in-law that we could ever have even dreamed of. 


As the following pictures show, you certainly have your hands and hearts in alot of people’s lives.

C- Potato Salad Day 2007 Washing Dishes

You come to the yearly potato salad fixin’ day, and always help with enthusiasm and laughter.

CR-  Chris and Victoria

There is a whole passel of children who call you “Auntie Chris!”

AA-- Christina and Nevin

Ah-h-h-h-h! Squishy Nevie!!!

W-Office Picnic Family talk

What would we do without your helping hands at the family cookouts and picnics on the lawn at Shady Acres?

MD Daniel and Chris

I ain’t saying nothin’ about this picture, Thank you very much!

W-Rach, Chris and Beeba

Your sisters and you are the greatest of pals.  And it is no secret that it is largely due to your efforts and investments in their lives.

AAA-- Oldest Daughter

There are so many things that I cannot even begin to put on this page.  These are just a drop in the bucket compared to the many things that are so much a part of your life and our lives.  What a gal!  You put your old Mama to shame over and over again by your efficiency and organization.  If I could claim credit for raising you that way, it would be nice.  (But everyone who knows me would know that I was lying if I did!).  I am so glad that you have developed your gifts in the way that you have, and I am so glad to be your Mama.

Happy Birthday, Christy-girl.  Just in case you didn’t know – –



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9 responses to “

  1. Wonderful, wonderful post!   “Happy Birthday” to the birthday girl’s Mama.

  2. What a sweet tribute to your daughter! How very nice, I love the pictures and your captions.

  3. It sounds like you have a special daughter.  It warms my heart to hear your praise and admiration for her.  Never lose that bond you have together!

  4. Happy Birthday Chris!!!  I will now hop on over to her site and repeat these wishes there.

  5. What a wonderful tribute!  I only knew her as a sweet little girl and you make me wish I knew her now!

  6. i thought of her as i looked at my calendar today. the pic of her with the yellow hair bow is so cute!

  7. very nice tribute to your daughter! your friendship w/ her is a great example to me.

  8. Oh, Mary Ann, I have tears!! What a precious declaration of your love for her!

  9. What a lovely post in your daughter’s honor. She must be so pleased to see how much you love her and appreciate her.

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