Monday, July 21, 2014

Special Day

Today is a very special day. My daughter is turning seventeen. I look at her and am so proud of the young lady she has become. I know where I was at this age and it wasn't a good place at all. So to sit here today and see she didn't take after me, fills me with so much pride and joy. She is such a good kid! 
  • She has been at her first job for almost one year now. So she is learning responsibility.
  • She has her own bank account and has never over drawn her money (Phew) because I am co-signer on her account.
  • She finally passed her learners permit and is currently waiting for her license. Al is teaching her how to drive because I am way to controlling.
  • She is passing all her subjects at school and making almost 100% in her vo-tech graphic design course.
  • She is a loving daughter.
  • She is so excited to meet her new sisters and want to stay home a little longer to bond and help with them.
I am not sure how I lucked out with her, but I thank my lucky stars daily. By this age I was trying drugs, smoking, having sex and many other things. Of course I didn't have the stable home environment she does. I have tried my best over the years to raise her as a single mother and now I am lucky enough to have a great strong marriage and stable life for her. 

One almost raised and two in my belly :)


  1. T, I would love to talk with Cierra about her point of view about why she's grown into such a lovely young woman. Cause I'm betting she would talk about what an amazing mother she has who's inspired her to reach for the stars.

    Wishing you both a wonderful 17th birthday and so many more with your family of 5.

    1. Thank you so much Cristy :) You always know the right things to say.

  2. Beautiful, made me tear up!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!! I agree with Christy, I am pretty sure your daughter would point it all back to you and how much you have taught her!

  4. Awww, Happy Birthday to a special girl! Momma has raised her right!! XO

  5. Happy Birthday to Cierra! I still think of her every time I hear Harry Stiles mentioned in the news. :)