Happy 16th Birthday Reynna

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Today is my daughter Reynna's sweet 16. I absolutely cannot believe how fast the last 16 years have gone. My Reynna was an answer to my prayers and I was just ecstatic as could be when I found out I was pregnant with her.

Tomorrow, we will go get her driver's license. She is also now at the age we feel it is appropriate to date -- EEEK!!. She is so beautiful and smart and funny. She is also very talented and excels at school, with her singing, dance and karate.

At a time in life when it might not be easy at school to do the unpopular thing, my sweet Reynna makes the choices to stay away from things and activities that could hurt her, even when this costs her friendships.  She is an example to many, including myself.

I am so proud of the beautiful young woman that she is, both inside and out. Reynna, I love you so much and hope you have an amazing birthday.

Here are a few photos of her throughout the last few years. Thanks for indulging me on this journey.







6 comments :

Ruth said...

She looks and sounds like a smart young lady. Tell her to keep true to herself. It's a lesson I learnt the hard way and she's doing it the right way round. You direct your life with the help of others and not because of what they tell you you should do. Happy birthday to you, Reynna!

Alina said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter Reynna, I wish her a great ''sweet 16'' day! lovely photos!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

OMGSH, Alanna - I still think of her as a little girl! 16 already?? No way!
But the photos prove it, and I agree, that she is smart, focused, intelligent, and yes, beautiful.
It's a good thing she is smart because there are some people who would take advantage of her otherwise!
Happy Birthday Reynna!

Jeanne said...

Oh gosh, I didn't see this on her actual birthday, but Happy Birthday to Reynna! What a lovely young woman! I so enjoyed seeing the photos. She is indeed a beauty, both inside and out. The best kind of beauty! :) Congratulations on reaching this milestone and good luck on the driver's license acquisition. It sure sounds like she has got a good head on her shoulders and will continue along a path that is a filled with success for her. Her mom and dad are well within their rights to be extremely proud! :) Hugs!

KayM said...

Happy birthday to such a beautiful young lady! She sounds like a joy! I'm sure you are so proud of her! Dating Eeek! is right! I'm going for 25 with my daughter! haha! Well, we can wish can't we :)

Joyce said...

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter. What a fun little photo retrospective you posted. She looks beautiful inside and out. I also have a 16 year old, so I understand all the pressures on girls these days. Hats off to both of you!

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