Saturday, July 15, 2017


Today, I am 21.


I was going to write a post about what I've learned over the past twenty-one years and intersperse pictures of me throughout, but when I looked at old pictures of my family and I, I started to see a pattern, so I thought I'd talk about that instead.

Ever since I was a baby, I have been inundated with books.

Every week, my mom and I would go to the library and take out fifty picture books (the library's limit) and measure the length of the receipt against my height.

Funny enough, this is the bookshelf that I brought with me to college!
Every night for more years than I can remember, my dad would read to me before bed.

As a result, I would read to my toys.

And I would read by myself.

And I would read with friends.

When my friends and I have a free afternoon, it is usually spent in a bookstore.

My family has given me a legacy of books that I hope to pass on to any children I may have in the future.

Even more importantly, my family has given me a legacy of faith in God that I know will accompany me through life.

I am very thankful that God placed me into the family that he did!



    Those are some adorable baby pics! ^_^

  2. Happy Birthday Abbey!!! Love the memory lane :)

    1. Thank you, Becca! It's so much fun to look through old family pictures.

  3. Aww, happy belated birthday, Abbey!!!! :D I hope you had a good one and that your coming year will be fantastic! :) What awesome pictures and what an awesomely book-filled life -- thanks for sharing! ^_^

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes, Deborah!