During these past 24 years I have watched you grow into a fine young woman.And my eyes have never beheld a more beautiful and wondrous act of Mother Nature and God.And I don't know how to ever repay them.God has blessed me with many things, but my greatest blessing has been you.
I have seen sunsets and sunrises that would take your breath away - turning day into night and night into day.
I have seen seedlings mature into bountiful fruit and blossoms of colorful grace - that pleased the palate and lit up the face.
I have seen the moon and stars light up the sky and earth with awesome spiritual splendor - and felt the power that those planets render.
I have seen the earth open up and swallow all in its path - and feared Mother Nature's fickled wrath.
I have heard oceans roar and seen their waves of tidal - and felt doomed as I watched from the sidal.
I have seen mountains capped with snow and tower in majestic power - and felt their vastness as I cowered.
I have heard the winds howl with anger and watched helpless as the mighty funnel formed - and watched from a tunnel as destruction it born.
But in all that I have seen and heard and felt, I have never experienced a humble seedling turn into the most ethereal human being that God has ever created - and I had the honor of nurturing.You are a wonder to me, as all things of Mother Nature and God, and I will never reason why, or fathom, how you turned out to be as precious as you are.
The little girl who once sat on my knee - is now the friend who walks by my side.
I love you Barbi.You've made me proud today, as you will continue to do throughout your lifetime and mine.