It’s hard to believe that my girl is 19. This beautiful young woman, so talented, so composed, so full of faith has been a joy to raise. Today she’ll travel to Kentucky to spend her birthday with her “young man” and his family. This will be the first year that I won’t be the one to bake her birthday cake. A rather poignant moment…

Happy Birthday, sweetheart! Hope this day and every day that follows is full of joy and adventure. God bless you and keep you!

*the photo above is a self-portrait. She’s an amazing photographer!