It seems like just last week we were celebrating Victoria Leigh's fourteenth birthday.
The birthday menu pleased her papa, the Salesman, and there were generous vegetable servings for Audra, our resident vegetarian:
Bacon-Wrapped Fillet Mignon
Grandma Geraldine's Green Bean Casserole
Peppers and Onions
I'm affectionately referring to this celebration as the cheesecake festival. It had been quite some time since I made a cheesecake. The last time I made one, the Salesman had requested cherries on the top. Miss Fifteen wanted chocolate to grace her cake. I melted chocolate and piped random designs on wax paper to top of the whipped cream and berries. Victoria, appropriately had a *V* on her slice. Victorious Victoria!Audra's looked like a butterfly and the Salesman's looked like a spider web.
Mine looked like a bird.
I did not plan this at all. It was delicious and delightful. And speaking of delicious and delightful, Victoria Leigh, you are sweeter than cheesecake! I love you! Dearly! Happy Fifteenth Birthday Darlin'!
Today, Victoria Leigh, you stand on the sweet threshold of another year
You darlin' Baby, are a precious gift from God, and to my heart, so very dear.
15, Fabulous 15
Your spirit is strong, you are not faint of heart, God placed strength in You, from the start
You delight me with Our Father's creativity in songs, music, painting and various arts.
15, Favored 15
Childish ways behind you and walking a narrow path with the Father at your side
A lovely young woman you are, and faithfully, in Him, I pray you always abide.
15, Faithfully 15
Your carefree ways, your relaxed demeanor, your smile, your lingering hugs,
Blesses my heart and darlin', He graced you with the cutest button-nose mug.
15, Fun 15
With joyful anticipation you carefully crafted your birthday plans
Your determination, creative mind- gifts from the One who holds your life securely in His hand.
15, Finally 15
Go forward 15, darlin' 15, within you is hope, His Spirit, a fire, a lamp light,
May 15 be a year lived in His glorious power and by His glorious might.
15, Fruitful 15
Great things are ahead of you, Baby, as you step through the door
God's plans, His way, His lamp fanned into a flame within you and so much more.
15, Victoria Leigh, 15