Today our oldest daughter Natalie
celebrated her Golden Birthday.
Also known as a Grand Birthday,
or Star Birthday--
it is the birthday when a person turns
the age of their birth date.
Natalie turned 19 on the 19th.
Why not celebrate with three birthday cakes,
and lots of family and friends.
She truly is a golden girl.
As pretty as a golden sunset,
and a goldfinch.
Natalie is one of a kind.
Her uniqueness is hard to describe,
but Mother Eloise will give it her best shot on her Golden Birthday night.
It's like looking out into a great big field.
and one blade of grass looks like the next,
making the world a sea of green.
But if one looks a little closer,
there is a break in the sameness.
One tiny spot of color that demands to be seen,
in its own quiet way.
Some may see it as a weed,
Others see its beauty,
has purposes that God intended for it,
for which we are just beginning to understand.
God has purposes set for Natalie,
to which we are just beginning to understand.
Knowing Natalie makes us all better people.
Enjoy this photo story made up of
Golden Moments of Natalie's last year,
set to the song Golden, by Lady Antebellum.
Love you, Natalie.
We all do.