Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Oldest Turned 22!

She says it goes down in history as the worst birthday ever for her (and I can't say that I blame her!) but my baby girl is now 22 years old.  

Her grandma passed away just a few hours before the turn of the 14th, so everyone's focus was shifted on that rather than the celebration of a birthday.  

Although we are still in grief, I want to acknowledge the life still lived by my beautiful daughter.

I was a teenage mom statistic.  Shelby was born to me at the age of 17.  I absolutely don't condone it, but I sure don't regret it.  

Shelby is super stubborn and overly dramatic, but I couldn't be prouder of her.  She's defied life struggles, and still held her head high.  Shelby works as a Psych Tech at the Behavioral Unit in the hospital and has a passion for learning.  She has a strong liking for Pokemon and Batman.

Shelby may be 22 years old, but she will always be my baby girl.


8 comments:

Renee said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! My oldest will be 22 rocking a Pokemon shirt also, I am sure of this. She will probably be 52 and still showing her Pokemon love :) I hope your family is still hanging in there.

MilitaryPugWife said...

She's beautiful!
And she's wearing a Marvel shirt. Love that!

Sandy Cain said...

What a beautiful girl! And strong and good-hearted, too, to work in a Psych Unit. I know that can't be easy work. And besides saying Happy Birthday!, I'm so sorry about your loss. God is with you, though.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Happy Birthday Shelby! 22 is such a fun age :)

Sue Hull said...

Happy 22nd Birthday Beautiful Shelby 🎂🎈. Im like you terra, my daughter is 30 and still my baby.It doesnt matter how old they are.She's my only one. I had her when I was 20.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.Its amazing to care about people so much that Ive never met.Im sending lots of love & hugs to you guys.

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I know how she feels in regards to bad birthdays; I've been sick on a few of mine and they really haven't been the greatest but the good thing is you'll always have another one next year. Regardless happy, happy birthday to your beautiful "baby" girl!

Sue Hull said...

Happy 22nd Birthday Beautiful Shelby 🎂🎈. Im like you terra, my daughter is 30 and still my baby.It doesnt matter how old they are.She's my only one. I had her when I was 20.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.Its amazing to care about people so much that Ive never met.Im sending lots of love & hugs to you guys.

Debby said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Deborah