Today we celebrate Chase!
We still can not believe our baby girl is 15 years old!
Chase, Daddy and I want you to know how much you mean to us! From the day we found out that we were expecting you, we have loved you with all our hearts!! You are such a joy to us and you make us proud everyday! We are so thankful for a daughter who loves the Lord, who loves and respects her parents, and loves her family and friends with her whole heart! You inherited alot of your daddy's traits....You have the biggest heart, you amaze me how you open your heart to people, you are so kind and compassionate! and Your sense of humor is a gift, you are a funny kid, and you make me laugh, sometimes when no one else can! As hard as it is to believe you are already 15 years old (time flies when you are having fun!) We have LOVED every new stage you have come through. I loved holding you and bonding with you as an infant! We blinked and you were a toddler, what fun we had, as you explored everything!! Then the preschool age brought more explorations and explanations, you asked questions all the time...and we gladly answered because we knew, you just wanted to learn!! I have to be honest, it was hard to send you off to school, but what pride we feel when teachers tell us what a kind, compassionate, smart girl you are, so willing to help others without being asked! We thought middle school was going to be a hard transition (for daddy and me that is), but when you got out of my car in August of 2010 to start your first day of high school, that was hard!! Now all I can say is WOW! You are amazing Chase! You have really gotten involved at school, from Color guard with the Marching Band, to being fully involved in Chorus and the Senior play, as well as staying involved at church in the youth and singing solos, and making your daddy look good when you sing with him, God has definitely given you a gift in music and among all this you still manage to maintain straight A's with most of your classes being Advanced! We are so proud of you!! The teenage years have brought us more joy, most people believe teenage girls are full of drama and heartache, but I want you to know that daddy and I are loving this time of life with you, I love our girly times, and daddy loves your date nights, and just those times of hanging out together, whether we play Wii or watch our "show" together (haha!) or you and daddy stay up late to watch a movie!!! Now we start a new phase...Driving...YIKES!! Seriously, as much as we wish we could keep you here with us forever, Daddy and I love watching you grow and mature into the wonderful young woman you are, and I am excited to get out on the speedway, I mean the road with you!! We are looking forward to celebrating you, at your party tonight!! We hope you have a great day!!! (I will post pictures next week)
Thank you Chase for giving us 15 years of love, and laughter, and more joy than we could have ever imagined!!
WE LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS! ~ MOM & DADDY