My Little Stormiekins

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Stormie Dae!

And I never thought I’d feel this way

And as far as I’m concerned

I’m glad I got the chance to say

That I do believe I love you

 Stormie with Grandma Moslander, early 1987, almost 1

She’s the baby-gotta love her!

My little Stormiekins.  How I love you, chica!  Can you even imagine how much?  Can you comprehend what I see when I look at you?  Me, with a million words, yet, unable to fully express how brightly you shine in my universe, how fully you fill my heart with joy, how rich you have made our family?

The last of 5 children (all born in less than 7 years!), you came along and became the opus, the grand total of us all.  I was only 26 when you arrived, barely understanding adulthood and living in the happy chaos that is toddler-world.  With three “big,” (and I use that term loosely) sisters and one big brother already here, who will she be, we wondered?  And we couldn’t have planned it, nor even asked for such a perfect fit.  But God knew.

And if I should ever go away

Well, then close your eyes and try to feel

The way we do today

And then if you can remember

And, oh, what a treasure you are to us, to me.  Your are an honoring daughter which makes me happy because, girl?  I want it to ge WELL! with you!  So keep it up!  And your faithfulness to the things you have committed yourself to and the things God has called you to inspires me so.  I love your sweet voice and willingness, quiet and reserved as you are (and never afraid to work quietly behind the scenes), to leadworship – to raise your song in praise and invite the youngones to follow along.  Yeah, Stormie!

You are loyal to a fault and so creatively, over-the-top, abundantly, self-sacrificingly, Holy-Spirit-empowered in your giving.  Your generosity has touched people around the world and I know why God has blessed you monetarily at such a young age: because He has anointed you to give and He trusts you with the job!

I have wept over you when I have watched the enemy come to steal your heart and your hope and I have been comforted by you when the same craphead has tried to take mine.  We haveprayed together and sangtogether and you’re the best driver of all my kids and I am not just saying that because I was the one who taught you.  Or maybe I am.  But you are sooooo special to me, Stormie Dae.

Keep smilin’, keep shinin’

Knowin’ you can always count on me, for sure

That’s what friends are for

For good times and bad times

I’ll be on your side forever more

That’s what friends are for

As a baby, you were a delight (and the first girl who could handle Rocky’s antics) and as a woman, you are my beloved daughter and trusted friend.  Which is why I have included Carol Bayer Sager’s amazing song, which just happened to be Billboard’s #1 hit of the year when you were born in 1986, That’s What Friends are For.

For the song epitomizes the kind of person you havebecome, the kind who will, in good or bad times, be on a person’s side.  You are a person who can be counted on and I thank God for you.  I thank Him for knowingwhat this family needed when He surprised us with you!  I am so glad He gifted me with you even when I didn’t think I had it in me.  Thank-you for living out God’s call so beautifully, Stormkins.

Well, you came and opened me

And now there’s so much more I see

And so by the way I thank you

And then for the times when we’re apart

Well, then close your eyes and know

These words are comin’ from my heart

And then if you can remember

Keep smiling, keep shining

Knowing you can always count on me, for sure

That’s what friends are for

I am so pleased with you, Stormie Dae.  I am so thankful for you and delighted with the way you have turned out.  Happy Birthday, sweetie-pie.  Your mama adores you.  There’s so much great stuff ahead. 

In good times, in bad times

I’ll be on your side forever more

Oh, that’s what friends are for

 

Stormie being silly and Stormie with her sister and www.MayDae.com partner, Stephanie

Keep smilin’, keep shinin’

Knowin’ you can always count on me, for sure

That’s what friends are for

For good times and bad times

I’ll be on your side forever more

That’s what friends are for

Keep smiling, keep shining

Happy Birthday to the baby. I will be on your side for ever and for always.

Love,

mom

8 thoughts on “My Little Stormiekins

  1. Happy Birthday, Storm! Mom pegged you just right. You are quiet, but strong and steady…generous to an absolute fault, creative, funny and fashionable. You’re a peaceful person to be around and loyal beyond all else. What a wonderful woman(yes, I struggled to not say ‘girl’ because you’re my little sis and I’ll always see you as my ‘kid sister’)! I’m so incredibly blessed to have you as my sister. As the two singles, we get lumped together in different ways and I couldn’t be prouder. I love you so much! Happy Birthday!

  2. HAPPY, HAPPY birthday, Stormie!!! I love you so very much and am so proud to say that I know you and that I get to do life with you and that I have things made by you and that I’ve claimed you as my sister! :) I wish you the happiest of years this year!! Love you!!!

  3. Hope you had a Happy Birthday, Stormie! You are very special to me. Come to Indiana when you can and spend some time with us :)

  4. Stormie Dae, you’re so awesome all the way from your name (have always LOVED your name) to all your various and numerous gifts and talents. You are so blessed and you have been and are such a blessing to so many! Thanks for your thoughfulness and kindness towards me and my family; thank you for over-looking my computeristic-inabilities and for being so willing to jump in and save my ‘lay-out’ hide…and at the last minutes everytime. Please know that you are loved and if you need it…you always have floor space in our home! :0) Happy, happy, happy, birthday, Girl!

  5. I love you Storms and happy birthday! You and I hung out the most growing up, I believe, but I may be wrong on that. But here’s list of things I remember us doing together.
    Baseball
    Roller hockey
    Figure skating
    Dancing
    Cleaning underneath the deck for a possible turtle farm
    Playing guns
    Jumping down the hamper shoot
    Plays
    Being chased around by you on a broom
    Worshipping together
    And so on and so forth.

    I’m glad I had you growing up to experience life with, it’s been killer!
    I love you again Stormie and I hope this list keeps getting bigger.
    Happy B-day!

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