Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Source: Midkiff, Missy (“Mom’s Favorite Senior Portrait”). Digital portrait by Jennifer Fawbush Photography. Privately held by Miriam Robbins Midkiff, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Spokane, Washington. 2008. Used with permission.

My baby turns 18 today. She’s every bit as beautiful as this photograph–taken this summer by her cousin–portrays. Most importantly, she’s as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. She’ll observe her special day by opening a few family gifts at home before going over to her boyfriend’s parents’ place (the “in-laws”, as I like to tease her), who’ve graciously opened up their full basement as the venue for her and 20-some friends to celebrate her milestone with her. Here’s to a blessed and wondrous adulthood, as she finds her place in this world.

5 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday Missy!

  2. Greetings Miriam,
    What a lovely photo of your daughter. She is beautiful.
    Happy Birthday Greetings to you, Missy!
    Miriam, I’m wondering are you feeling a little melancholic about your baby being all grown up now?

  3. Congratulations and many Happy Returns. I am certain the returns are coming in by the basket full.

  4. And congratulations to you Miriam, for 18 years of mothering, on a day that is special for you, too!

  5. What a beautiful daughter you have! Happy 18th Birthday Missy. The years go by very quickly don’t they Miriam? I am still trying to grasp that we have a son who will be 37 next month! :::shock:::

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