Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy 17th Birthday Tatiana!!

When Jamie and I got married in 1993, we knew that we wanted to have children right away.  We both love our families and we wanted to start our own soon after our wedding, so we did!  Tatiana Chantal Wise came into this world 17 years ago, on September 20th, 1994.  From day one Tatiana had a mind of her own, a huge heart, a giant smile and a laugh that just never quit.  She screamed a lot too!  Just for fun.  Fun for her, not so much for us!  The neighbors still laugh about how loud she was. =)  Oh ya, one more thing, she had lots and lots of hair!  She was literally born with an afro.  I'm not kidding, she really was.  Oh the hair!   

 
I'm still amazed that she has gone from diapers, to dancing, to girl scouts, to teen (help us please!) to a high school graduate at 16, and now here she is today......SEVENTEEN years old!!  How did it happen so fast? It's been an amazing, wild, 17 year rollercoaster.  Tatiana has come in to her own and we are so proud of the young woman she is today.  She has excelled, she has made mistakes, and she continues to learn and grow.  That's what life's all about and she is certainly living it!  Her free spirit is inspiring!

So on Tatiana's 17th....we say happy, happy birthday; to a kind, amazing, talented, beautiful, loving, incredible, smart, rock star of a daughter!  We are so blessed that she is our child and now we look forward to her almost adult future and all the amazingness she is going to create in the years to come!  Happy birthday Tatiana!  We LOVE you! 

7 comments:

Beverlee said...

Amy- you always touch my heart! I am not surprised you have a beautiful daughter, inside & out! Lucky girl to gave you and Jamie as her parents. May her sweet 17th be filled with love, laughter and all her heart desires...

Amy Wise said...

Beverlee you are so sweet to say! Thank you very much for taking the time to read and to share such kind words! I'm so thankful to know you! Have a beautiful day!

Love A.

Anonymous said...

Times go by so fast. Irene will be 18 December 14. I know you have to ask yourself where did the time go, I ask myself the same thing. Irene playing, having this hug Afro. Give Tatiana a huge hug from all of us. Just enjoy her even as a teenager, she will always be your little girl even when she turn 50 I promise you. Love Sólrún

Madgew said...

Tatiana is gorgeous inside and out and such a wonderful person. I have met her and she is a delight. Great parents and a great, intelligent daughter. Happy Birthday Tatiana.

Amy Wise said...

Solrun and Madge,

Thank you both my dear sweet friends! It was such a fun day yesterday. It's so strange to not have jumpers, and pinatas, and the like, now that she is a teen! We are enjoying every minute of this ever changing "kid."

Love A.

Jay said...

happy birthday from me too!

And in Dutch: "Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je zeventiende verjaardag."

Amy Wise said...

Thank you Jay! I really am so happy to be back in touch!! A.