Wednesday, March 02, 2011

this one's for you , my sweet 16 madison grace



my sweet middle child
this morning of your 16th birthday i pray above all, that you feel loved!!!

you are my dreamer
passionate about much
my lover of all things glamorous
quite possibly born in the wrong century

 the tender hearted one who cries so very easily
 owner of , albeit seldom seen, quite the fiery temper
competitive one who desires to be right
needs justice & fairness

easy to please
keeper of the messiest room
owner of the most shoes
my perfectly manicured
hater of green beans

ballerina turned cheerleader
teachers pet
blue eyes & a dimple
P.I.N.K. wearing fashionista

my lover of the arts
cupcake baking
helper extraordinaire
voracious reader

believer in destiny
stiletto wearing
straight A
harry potter fanatic



happy birthday little bird.
you fluttered into my life, three weeks early weighing only 6 pounds.
you were the tiniest thing i had ever held. 
you were so beautiful you took my breath away.
you never cried ( ironically) and were so easy to please. 
i find it intriguing that you took on the middle child temperament 
even when at the time, you were the youngest.
 a happy, quiet ( again, how ironic "miss chatty") child, content to let older sissy do all your talking. you've read jane austen with a passionate resolution that you have your own mr. darcy out there somewhere!  i pray that one day you too are swept off your feet by a tall, dark and handsome man who will declare his ardent love is only for you and you alone.  until then, keep your covenant to remain pure. love the lord with all your heart. be who God created you to be. never let your dreams fade
& may you one day hear the following declaration~

"In vain have I struggled. 
It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. 
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you"
he's out there, somewhere, baby girl
just don't be surprised if he's driving  a truck instead of a bmw!!



36 comments:

*The Beautiful Life* said...

This post is making me tear up. I have a feeling I would so enjoy meeting and being a friend with this sweet, deep-thinking, amazing girl. :)

Madison, happiest birthday to you. I love that you enjoy reading and especially Jane Austen.

I hope this special birthday is all you wish for ---- and then some. :)

Happy Birthday, pretty lady.

~Ruth

traci said...

oh, happy birthday sweet madison. what a lovely young lady.

Kelli said...

Happy birthday sweet Madison! She sounds like such a joy and those pictures are just stunning.

Simone said...

Making me cry again Paige!!

You truly do have THE most beautiful girls in the world.....Madison is so gorgeous.

Happy happy birthday to her! xx

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Happy Birthday Madison! I wish you many years of happiness and adventure!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Happy Birthday Madison! I wish you many years of happiness and adventure!

Christina said...

happy birthday, beautiful girl!!!

Debby said...

You have such love for your girls. Love your words. Your girls all have gorgeous eyes. Happy Birthday Madison.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh just beatiful. My baby's birthday is on the 12th and I love showing off my boys! Happy day to her, hope it's the best one with many more to come!!

Kimberly said...

Beautifully written post (sniff, sniff) ... Happy birthday to your sweet girl! She's lovely!

Alecia said...

What a sweet post...Happy Birthday Sweet Madison!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Paige, you have a beautiful way with words and images. This post is just lovely.

Happy Birthday to your dear girl! I hope she gets everything she dreams of. (Especially her own Mr. Darcy)

xoxo
Wendy

kendra h. said...

Ok, I rarely post on blogs, albeit reading them daily, but I couldn't let this one slide without saying one simple thing: God has truly blessed you with the gift of words. I can only hope that I could be so eloquent one day. Truly beautiful.

The Avery House said...

What a beautiful young lady Madison is! Happy birthday to your sweet girl! My Emma-Caroline will turn 6 tomorrow so we are in kindred spirits!:-)

Between You and Me said...

happy birthday madison!
i held out for the mr. darcy, and i've never been more blessed....

keep your covenant with the Lord sacred and pure until he comes for you.....there'll be no regrets...i promise.

you are beautiful....your eyes shine straight into your heart and it is just beautiful.

he has great things for you...way more than you can imagine for yourself. (eph.3:20)

Paige...you are a mama after my own heart....love you sweet bloggy friend.

Kat said...

Happy Birthday, Madison. Such a beautiful girl both inside and out!

LLH Designs said...

Awww. Once again, you've made me cry. You are the SWEETEST mama, Paige. God bless you!

xo,
Linsey

Missy said...

What a gorgeous girl, both inside and out. Happy sweet 16 sweet Madison! May your day be as dreamy and fantastic as you are.

Paige, I think she looks the most like you out of all your girls. Her eyes are gorgeous!

You're such a good mommy! xoxo

Privet and Holly said...

Happy 16th to
your beautiful
little woman...
Mine turns 16
tomorrow : )
xx Suzanne

Jo Jo said...

What a beautiful post! The posts you write for you daughter's birthdays make me want to be one of them. They are blessed to have you.

Happy Birthday Maidson Grace!

Martha said...

happy birthday to your beautiful Madison:)

Danielle Christian said...

Wishing you all the best in the year to come. May your days be filled with sunshine and beautiful colors. May your nights be filled with comforting dreams and wishes to come. And may this day bring to you all things that make you smile. Happy Birthday Madison!

Melanie in TN said...

Oh my...your sweet 16 gal has THE.MOST striking blue eyes...what a combo with that dark hair! Your loving description of Madison sounds so familiar to another middle child. I hope she has a FuN filled day of CeLeBrAtInG..and lets someone serve her the cupcakes this time ;)

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

beautiful post, from a beautiful Mom to a daughter who is obviously beautiful in and out!

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Madison! What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl! You are making me tear up~in a good way!

Heather said...

you are gorgeous madison.

as a fellow 'middle' child of all girls ... i feel you.

i know the need for fair.
i know the competition.
i know the struggle b/t wanting to be like big sis - but wanting to be your own person.

be who you are.
be you.

listen to your mom - she's wise. and she loves you so much.

glad that i met you at Los Hermanos ...and got to see in person your beautiful blue eyes.

Happy Birthday!

Mary Anne said...

What a beautiful sentiment for your daughter! She is gorgeous and very obviously well loved.... and I just wish I could go shopping with your girls. LOVED her sweater!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What an incredibly beautiful post about your lovely daughter!

You are so blessed Paige.... you have raised such wonderful and might I add, gorgeous, young ladies.

Happy 16th Birthday Madison! Hope your day is extra special.

xoxo,

Lisa

Jodee said...

Happy Birthday, Madison! I love these pictures!

Kristy said...

Sweet post!!
Happy birthday sweet 16 girl!!

Traci said...

What a beautiful girl!

Jen Kershner said...

A beautiful girl and a beautiful tribute! Happy day to her!

John & Michelle said...

this is a beautiful post that makes me look forward to our 14mth old becoming a young lady to be proud of!!!

Janie Fox said...

what a beautiful post for a beautiful girl. She sounds like wonderful daughter from your description. Love this post.

vintage girl at heart said...

my twelve year old daughter just read this post after seeing the post i'd left open and declared madison the most beautiful girl she has ever seen!
happy birthday sweet girl!

Mandy said...

that was just beautiful! Happy birthday to your lady and blessings...