I love living in northern Michigan. But today, I would much rather be in Virginia. Why? Because today is my lovely daughter's birthday! Joy is a senior this year at Liberty University where she is currently doing her student teaching and looking forward to graduating in May. I wish I could be there today to give her a hug and take her out to her favorite restaurant, 'Olive Garden.'
But for now, all I can do is think about being with her as I look at the picture of her and me that she gave me in a frame that says, "Daddy, I will always be your little girl!" A few days ago, Joy put the following post on my Facebook page. Here is what it said:
"Just watched the end of the 1950's version of the 'Father of the Bride.' It ended with a quote...'A son is a son until he takes a wife. A daughter is a daughter all of her life.' Love you daddy!"
So today, if I could be anywhere, it would be in Virginia. But since I cannot be there, all I can say is, "Happy Birthday, Joy! I love you and am very, very proud of the beautiful, godly woman you have become!"