Wednesday, November 12, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ABIDOO!

My precious daughter, Abigail Ann, was born on November 12, 1982, during a time of great trial for my family. She proved to be a joy during that difficult time. I remember well the comfort she brought me when I held her in my arms after my hard days. There's nothing like a soft baby to ease a man's tension and help him forget the harsh trials of time. She was our seventh child, our good luck baby. And she has had good fortune. Early in 1983, her mother fell down the hard wooden steps of our home in Merchantville, while carrying little Abby. Momma broke her foot, but Abby was not injured in any way. Heavenly Father has held His protective hand over our Abby all throughout her life. She knows this is true. I love my Abigail! She is entwined around my heart like a morning glory vine. She has brought me so much happiness. I continually pray that the best of Heaven's blessings may come to her in her marriage and motherhood. I believe she has a glorious destiny.
Happy Birthday, Abidoo! I'll love you forever.

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May 1986, Take One
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5 comments:

Sarah said...

Great tribute! Happy Birthday to Abby!

Abby said...

I am, indeed, one of the coolest of the nine. Probably #7. I had a rough patch there lol..but we already knew that.

I was thinking about this yesterday and wondering if you would do this for my birthday like you've done for some of the others this year and I hoped and hoped you would as I have not seen these pictures in *years*. I knew they'd stop at the age of twelve..because, ya know.

Check me out! Just how classy can one get? Hahahahaha! I love it! Thanks, pa!

Hannah said...

Yay!! Happy Birthday Abby!!

I remember that day with the family picture. Crazy stuff.

Jenna Consolo said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! I remember when you were born. I remember that rainbow shirt I was wearing in the first picture. I loved you then, I love you now. xo!

Nice tribute, Dad!

Raelene said...

Happy Birthday to Abby*!* I try to remember to get the photos scanned ahead of the birthdays so we aren't scrambling too early in the morning. Someday I will have all of the pics scanned.