Tuesday, October 16, 2007



Today is Talia's 18th Birthday. Seems like only yesterday we went to the hospital and brought home our brown-eyed girl. She has had a challenging life to date because of health issues, but has overcome huge obstacles. She is definitely stronger because of the adversity she has endured.

How does one describe Talia? She has the most compassionate heart of any person I know. She sees folks for what they are....all in need of love. She gives of herself freely. Her only fault? She lets folks take advantage of her. That is why she is blessed to have 7 siblings who don't let anyone walk all over her.

Today I will just walk around with MY head held high............why? Because I am privileged to be a part of her wonderful life.

Happy Birthday Talia..........I sure love you sweetie!

EDIT: I forgot. We have a tradition at our house that on the day of your birthday you get breakfast in bed. You choose what you want I fix it......but then you get to choose who gets to be your personal slave for that day. Talia chose Nik cause he is always laying crap on her.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Talia! She so doesn't look 18! (what's up with that face ds is making??)

Shannon Schafer said...

Happy Birthday Talia!!! Nik is such a goof!!!

Tracey said...

Hi, Drea. Thanks for sharing your blog with us!! Happy Birthday Talia. Love that bday tradition you have at your house.

Me :) said...

Happy Birthday Talia! She looks so happy to have her brother waiting on her!

Mackey said...

Someday I would love to meet all of your wonderful children!

I'm so glad I have a link to your blog. I've saved to check back often!

I cannot believe all of our kids are growing up this quickly Drea! It's scary! Terrific! But scary!!

Dolores said...

Happy Birthday to your dd Talia. I love your journaling about your dd. It brought tears to my eyes. She is truly blessed to have a MOM like you!

ellen said...

breakfast in bed??? awesome! what an amazing family you have!!!

ellen said...

hey girl...here is the voting link...

http://justcre8.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1727&nocache=1

u rock

Aimeslee said...

Hi, Drea! It's me from Mackey's blog...let's rumble, ho! ROFL JUST JOKING!!! I left a comment to your comment thanking you for pointing out I might have made Mackey feel old, LOL. Love your stuff on your blog, your music rocks. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Come visit me, cuz I jacked a couple of your things......{blushing}.

Aimeslee xoxo