11 May 2016

our daughter's birthday.

"Time is such a funny thing, 
one minute it's forever
and the next, it's gone."
{Susan Branch}

from that tiny babe of
5 pounds 11 ounces,
to that giggling 2 year old..

to that lovely young woman..

to the last family pictures taken
before she severed relationship.

happy 26th birthday ..
we love you forever ..

the last birthday cake made for her..
banana split cake


GrammaGrits said...

Great pictures - thanks for sharing. Continuing prayer . . .

Adrienne said...

Sending hugs and prayers to your family today. Praying for a reunited bond and years of celebrating together.

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Birthday to your beloved daughter. You hold on to those precious memories that you have of her. These are wonderful pictures of the three of you. Yes, pictures are treasures, and you always seem to find quotes and vintage pictures that I admire so much.

Thinking of you on your daughter's very special day.


Deanna Rabe said...

{tears} I have hope that God will bring beauty from these ashes. Praying for eyes to be opened and clarity of mind restored.

You are loved.

Shirley said...

Thinking of you both on this day...Hugs...I love you!


Susan said...

Beautiful photos, she looks lovely.
Praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Sherry, I am in tears for you. I know this pain that you are going through.
Those pictures speak volumes. A very happy and pretty little gal. I too have lived for years with just photographs and memories. This is a commentary on just how destructive these groups of misguided people can be. To tear apart a loving family is beyond words. My wish, my prayer, my hope for your family, is nothing short of reconciliation. For now, please know there are others who do understand this heartrending pain, and sending warm hugs your way. Reach out and embrace them, my sweet. Corinne

Cheryl said...

Sherry, I feel the love and I hear your pain. Yours is such a heartbreaking story. And yet, through it, you are glorifying God. Your daughter is so beautiful. I pray with you, that He will draw her home.

{{{Hugs}}} to you on this day of remembering...

Burlap Luxe said...

Praying you will meet up in due time.
I feel your longing to wrap your arms around her in a long awaited hug....
And yet, I just know she feels the same way.
Happy Birthdays to your beautiful daughter.


Debbie said...

Your daughter is such a lovely combination of the two of you. She is a beautiful girl.
We continue to pray for her and for you all. Those pictures do become precious..

Patti said...

My daughter, also, turned 26 this year (in February). We are beyond close, and I cannot imagine my life without her in it. Thus, my heart breaks for you. I can imagine the heartbreak you live with daily. Praying for you right now, that the Lord would restore y'all's relationship and make it more beautiful than it has ever been.


Sarah Belle said...

May God grant peace, rest, and hope to you precious Sherry. And, may he do a mighty workin in her heart and life and open her eyes. Lord Bless you and keep you all~tammy

Deanna said...

Sherry....i wish i could wave a magic wand and all be better. I continue to pray.

Anonymous said...

Sherry the pictures brought me to tears...to see the daughter you have been talking about all this time, I was touched...my son is 25, I am so sorry, I wish I could talk with her and see what is going on in her mind. If she only knew the love that is there, but it will never happen until she has one of her own....J.V. in Camarillo