Ninteen and Hopeful

Today is my oldest daughters birthday.  Today she is nineteen years old.  It’s hard to believe how fast time goes by.  It seems like you blink a few times and they are grown.

Casey Keal

We have so many wonderful memories of childhood, even though there were various hardships and struggles along the way.  Just watching your children grow is a privilege and honor. 

Casey named every stuffed animal, Barbie, toy that could be named Lindsey, until she finally had her little sister – Lindsey.  She was determined she would have a little sister to take care of. 

Sisters fight, boss, share, play and love each other.  I love my girls, they make my life so much more complete. 

 Thank God for little girls.  Thank God for children. 






Now my oldest daughter is nineteen with so much of life in front of her.  Now her path is her choice and her dreams are something she can pursue on her own.  I am so thankful to be a part of it.  I love watching her change into an adult a little more each day.  Just as I’ve watched her little sister change into a highschool Freshman over the summer. 

If you have children or there are children in your life then you too are part of their lives and you too will influence them, their purpose, and their dreams.  We are all here to help each other.  We all have a purpose and when you invest in the youth, you are investing in the future.

Casey at graduation