Saturday, April 19, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYANNA!!!

It is Bryanna's 3rd Birthday today...oh my gosh! I have been so immensely blessed since Bryanna has come into our family. She has taught me many things, and I would be missing out on life BIG TIME just thinking of not having her in my life right now. She inspires me to push myself into becoming a better person, and believe me, no one is more grateful than I. Bryanna is so full of life...well let me just list her wonderful qualities!

She brings an enthusiastic energy into our home, a sweet disposition and is ALWAYS ready to have some fun. That girl can make anyone want to get up and dance when she is dancing. She has the most contagious laugh and smile, its hard to keep a straight face when she has done something naughty, for she forgives quickly...and says sorry as soon as she is put in the corner...one pretty clever little girl who knows how to work one over her mommy:)

A short and funny story on this sweetheart: She thinks her parents can do ANYTHING!! Let me explain: Wednesday, my trusty old laptop, that got me AND Mark our college degrees (meaning there were many papers and much study time done on this lovely eletronic device), sadly, DIED...yes, it just wouldn't turn back on for me, BOO HOO!! I saw this coming though. One of the buttons on the key board came off a couple of months ago and then it just slowly gave out on me...bummer! Anyway, we got a new:-) laptop that night, and as I have been using it and loving it too...Bryanna sees the old one sitting out, collecting dust, as we still keep it around until I can get all of my pictures off of it, and she has repeated several times to me...

BRYANNA: "Mommy, your computer is broken?"
MOMMY: "Yes, it won't turn on anymore."
BRYANNA: "Oh, that's OK. Daddy's a doctor, he will FIX it!"
I think Mark especially LOVES to hear her say that, and it's so funny to us that she thinks Daddy is a doctor, Ha Ha! Along with our sweet 3 year old's preception of the world comes an expectation that maybe I don't feel so worthy to be apart of. I will never be a perfect mother, but I know there are a million and one ways to be a good one! I feel it is a great responsibilty to give her the tools in life that will help her be successful in all areas including the gospel.
I am so grateful that the Lord has trusted me with her in this life, to teach her His gospel, to live a life following in the footsteps of the Savior's (heaven knows she is always doing as I do, and not as I say:), and to help mold and shape her testimony. I feel a deep sense of love from my Heavenly Father, blessing me with His most innocent and noble spirits, trusting me to teach them to stand up for what is right, and to be a beacon of light when there is Satan running rampant out there, confusing many people into thinking what is right is really wrong.
She is such a leader already in her short 3 years of life, I know she will be a great influence on anyone she befriends. I love this sweet little angel...HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANANA!!

8 comments:

Kara said...

Happy Birthday Bryanna! I remember the day you were born, one of the scarriest days of my life- I didn't get any sleep that night!! Just kidding. Can't believe it's been three years- it seems like just yesterday.

Nater said...

What cute kids. Happy Birthday Bryanna!!!!! Take good care of your brother :) It looks like you guys are doing great. Your kids seem very happy, keep up the good work :)

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Bryanna!!!! Wow, where has the time gone. It seems unreal. I hope the next year brings you just as much joy as this one!!! We miss you guys.

Carmell Asher said...

What an adorable three year old! Happy Birthday Bryanna!

Allred Family said...

Happy Birthday Bryanna!!!! Three year olds are TONS of FUN!!!!!!! Hope she had a great Birthday :)

Allred Family said...

Happy Birthday Bryanna!!!! Three year olds are TONS of FUN!!!!!!! Hope she had a great Birthday :)

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Bryanna!! What a spunky little one you have.

Janeen said...

happy birthday Bryanna! So is such a sweetie & full of love. We're going to miss you guys being so close.