Her Knight

Our middle daughter became a teenager this past week. I surprised her with breakfast in bed. She had not suspected a thing and was surprised when I awakened her with waffles and eggs and bacon.

We did the traditional birthday cake on her birthday; but actually saved the biggest celebration for the next day.

The evening had been reserved. Abbey would spend a good part of the afternoon getting ready for the big night. Her 'before' picture was taken and then after choosing her new hair style; the fun began.

Her beautician snipped and cut and then dried and curled her hair.


The finished product was exactly what Abbey had wanted for her new style. (Complete with instructions on how to use the curling iron.)

After her hair was done the manicurist was ready for her. She enjoyed a hand bubble bath, then a hand massage.




We headed home and then she prepared to dress for the special occasion. You see, at 13 she has eyes for only one man. This man holds the key to her heart. He makes sure she is protected, has everything she needs, and does his best to be there for her whenever she needs him.

He escorted her out and got her settled into the car. Together they shared the night - tying heart strings and memories together. Until God deems otherwise - he will count it an honor to be her "Knight in Shinning Armour".



Happy Birthday, Abbey.

12 comments:

Mrs. Shaffer said...

Precious! Happy Birthday Abbey!
We love you. Pastor & Mrs. Shaffer

Persuaded said...

oh my gracious.... this has to be one of the most precious things i've ever seen.. sigh...

how very blessed your daughter is to have a father who treasures her and takes time to do these special things with her♥

Persuaded said...

on another subject (unrelated to this wonderful post!) i see you have a link to the maxwell's in your sidebar. aren't they wonderful? i have "known" them for years and just have gleaned so much from them. i'm curious to know if you, by chance, were on their old MomsBoard? i ask because i was a daily visitor there for years, and thought maybe we "knew" each other without realizing it☺

the Weigt Family said...

AHHH... what a special day! Happy Birthday, Abbey!! We miss you. Love, The Weigt Family - even Mr. Weigt :)

Adrianna Gimbel said...

Happy Birthday Abbey! It looks like it was a very special day! I just can't believe how much you have grown up!!!

Deborah said...

That is so sweet!

Martie said...

Persuaded,

Thanks for your gracious comments. I have learned so much with the Maxwell's info. I was a member of their MomsBoard - but never commented. So, I think we are 'new' friends. :)

Virtually Violin said...

Happy Birthday Abbey!
I had my turn - and now it is yours!
RACHEL!

~~Deby said...

oh this is just precious, Martie..your Abbey is a beautiful young lady, her hair came out great...and what a neat day and evening for her.
Deby

Rita said...

So beautiful....what an incredible way to celibrate such a monumental moment!

My daughter will be a teenager next year...this has spark some wonderful ideas and thoughts....

Anonymous said...

great girl looved it

Amber said...

Oh my goodness! That was awesome! She had to be floating for a week after!