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Happy, Happy 23rd Birthday Carly!

Happy, Happy 23rd Birthday Carly!

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Why am I most proud of Carly?  It is not because she is going to be a doctor.


Carly, my oldest daughter, turned 23 today.  She brings such Joy to our family.  Carly is very smart, studies extremely hard, and always wanted to be a doctor.  I never had any doubt:

  • She would graduate from high school as Valvictorian.
  • Graduate in the very top of her college class.
  • Be accepted to medical school and do very well her first year.

Most parents would be super proud of these accomplishments and I am, but I am even more proud of the way she honors God in everything she does.  She has always spent time with God without being reminded.  Even a couple weeks ago when I was helping her move to a different apartment, the first thing I noticed when walking in her apartment was her bible laying on the kitchen table.  Carly is full of wisdom, but most of all she is full of Godly wisdom.  She understand the importance of putting God first in her life. I am so proud of her for being a leader in Christian Student Medical Association.  I am also very proud that most every weekend she comes home to see her family and to attend church together with us.  She could be doing many other things.  God has great plans for her and I cannot wait to see what an amazing doctor she will become.  She is kind, patient, sweet, loving, understanding, and genuinely cares about others.  I can not also wait to see how God uses her to help change the world.

Thank you Carly for being such a great role model, especial for your brothers and sister.  You are an amazing young lady.

Carly Collage

Carly Valdictorican speach

Carly grad 2013 pic 25

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HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday Carly!  We all love you very much!  Can you tell?



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13 Responses to Happy, Happy 23rd Birthday Carly!

  1. Happy Birthday, Carly!!!

    Wishing you a blessed day today, Carly. May God continue to bless you with his abundant grace and also a special blessing to your parents for their amazing faith and confidence in raising you as a child of your heavenly Father!

    I have been knowing your family for nearly eight years now, when our families both began our adoption journey. I can truly say our lives have been truly enriched through our mutual friendship. Your family is a wonderful example of the beauty of virtuous living. Our lives are certainly without challenges and struggles. Some families drag their crosses of life, some families carry their crosses, and some families go even further to actually be nailed to their crosses, accepting all with complete surrender and in turn bringing comfort and healing to those around them.

    Carly, you have been raised with parents you have consistently model Christ’s love. I can only give praise to God in advance to many wonders you will bring to those who will be graced by your presence, your servant heart, and your ability to heal.

    So very proud of you and love you dearly!!!

    Again, happy birthday:)

    The Bordelon’s

    • Victoria,

      I cannot wait to show Carly your message when she comes home this weekend. You are so encouraging. Thank you so much for being a true friend who never blames, doubts, or JUDGES. You only listen and encourage. You, my friend, are truly the BEST and one of a kind!

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Diane Roark

    • Sinea,

      Thank you so much for your Birthday wishes for Carly. We are going to try to steal her away from her studying this after and meeting her in Little Rock for a Birthday dinner. I think I am more excited than she is.


  2. Dear Diane,
    Please wish Carly a “Happy 23rd. Birthday” and Many, Many More! What an exceptional young lady she is. I love that her school has a Christian Student Medical Association and that she is a leader in it – how cool and wonderful is that! She is truly a gift from God and a Blessing. You have every right to be proud.

    • Judy,

      Thank you so much for wishing Carly a Happy Birthday. She truly is an amazing young lady. We are going to try to steal her away from her studying this after and meeting her in Little Rock for a Birthday dinner. I think I am more excited than she is.


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