Sunday, March 2, 2008

My Oldest Turns 15 Today...

I know I've spent a lot of time writing about my youngest over on The Diabetes Diary, but I had to write about my oldest today. She turned 15 at 1:42 p.m.'s a family joke....I tell the kids they aren't a year older until their birth minute!!:-)

Right now she is on her way to share her birthday with her family in Nebraska. She was the first grandchild born on my husband's side of the family. Since my hubby is one of three boys, this entrance into the world was quite a celebration. She also managed to come into the world on my mother-in-law's birthday. This made headlines.....not really....but it should have!!

Jessica is my right hand "woman". She has always been my helper, and in so many ways runs a household better than I do. I'd like to say she had a GREAT trainer, but she is really self-motivated and has that typical first-born over-achiever mentality. Sometimes we do have to pull her back and gently remind her that she's NOT the Mom.....I have to do that with all the girls at times.....must be a girl (woman) trait!!

She loves to quilt. If she could live at our local quilt shop, she would. Seems like when we are there she's helping the ladies in one way or another. She has taken a quilt to our state 4-H competition the past two years. We love going on our annual shop hop for my birthday....she's a great quilting companion. She also loves to knit, and has helped her sisters learn the craft. She absolutely loves horses. Her summers are spent outside either training, cleaning, or riding.

It's hard for me to believe she's a young lady, not the little girl anymore. Time does fly so fast. I'm just so thankful for Jessica and her friendship. She's a constant encouragement to me. I can't wait to watch her future unfold!!!

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!

Jessica Turns 15

1 comment:

Jen Smith said...

Hey Lynnea!

How sweet to read this! I remembered a couple weeks ago in the church nursery, you told me you had a blog, so I HAD to find it and check it out! Hope Jess has a wonderful birthday and hope all of you have a blessed week!

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