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OUR BABY GIRL TURNS 21

OUR BABY GIRL TURNS 21 ON 1ST JULY 1990~ THE ANGELS DID SOMETHING ALMIGHTY FROM HEAVEN THEY SENT US OUR LIFE-LONG DESIRE-A PRECIOUS DAUGHTER TO LOVE AND ADMIRE. TRUE TO YOUR NATURE YOU ARRIVED WITHOUT FUSS OR PAIN--THE FIRST TIME OUR EYES MET WE KNEW OUR LIVES WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME AS A BABY AND TODDLER YOU MADE US SO PROUD YOUR VERY LONG HAIR, GREEN EYES AND SMILE- ALL THOSE GOOD LOOKS MADE YOU STAND OUT IN A CROWD YOU STARTED TALKING EARLY WITH MANY VOICEPRINTS YOUR CHARM AND GOOD LOOKS HAVE NOT STOPPED SINCE YOU LOVED YOUR DOLLS AND PRAMS-- DREAMT OF BEING A “SINGER” AND VERY QUICKLY LEARNED HOW TO WRAP YOUR DAD AROUND YOUR LITTLE FINGER YOUR BIG BROTHER DEVON--BEST FRIEND AND PROTECTER MOST OF THE TIME YOU GOT ON PERFECTLY TOGETHER FROM AN EARLY AGE YOU SHOWED YOUR LOVE OF SWIMMING AGE TWO AND A HALF YOU WERE ABLE AND WILLING TO SWIM UNDER WATER AND DO MANY LENGTHS THIS WAS CLEARLY ONE OF YOUR SPORTING STRENGTHS AT AGE THREE YOU COULD BARELY WAIT TO START PLAYSCHOOL “MISS INDEPENDENCE”, WAS YOUR GENERAL RULE THE SLIDE AND JUNGLE GYM WERE YOUR FAVOURITE SPOTS AND TO OUR HORROR YOU WOULD CLIMB RIGHT TO THE TOP! AT AROUND THIS TIME, YOUR FIRST BOYFRIEND YOU MET- HE LIVED NEXT DOOR, AND HIS NAME WAS BRETT SOON IT WAS TIME FOR PRE-SCHOOL YOU LOVED YOUR TEACHER--YOUR NEW FRIENDS WERE COOL ‘SPRING BONNETS’ AND THE END OF YEAR SCHOOL PLAYS THE TEDDY BEAR CLASS GAVE YOU SOME REAL SPECIAL DAYS NEXT WAS ‘BIG SCHOOL’ AND YOUR FIRST CLASS WE WERE SERIOUSLY ANXIOUS BUT FOR YOU JUST ANOTHER ‘MISS INDEPENDENCE’ TASK LETTERLAND, MATHS AND LEARNING TO READ YOU EXCELLED AT ALL THAT WITH INCREDIBLE SPEED YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS CONTINUED THROUGH GRADES 2, 3 AND FOUR YOUR PLACE IN THE SWIMMING TEAM HELPED YOUR SCHOOL WIN MORE OUR MOVE TO AUSTRALIA… SAD FAREWELLS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR PETS BUT, GREAT EXCITEMENT YOU FELT AT ADVENTURES TO BE MET A NEW SCHOOL--“METHODIST LADIES COLLEGE” NEW FRIENDS--JUMPING A GRADE-- MET WITH SUCH POSITIVE COURAGE YOU MADE US SO PROUD IN THE WAY YOU ADAPTED MRS. WILLIAMSON SAID YOU WERE THEIR NEW CLASS ‘ASSETT’ . THE ‘MR BEE’ SPELLING AWARD AND MANY MERITS LATER WE ALL GOT HOMESICK-- BUT YOUR POSITIVE NATURE DID NOT WAVER THE DECISION WE MADE TO RETURN TO CAPE TOWN CAUSED YOU HEARTBROCKEN TEARS AND A PERMANENT FROWN ONCE AGAIN A SAD FAREWELL TO YOUR NEW FOUND FRIENDS RETURNING TO S.A. FOR OLD ONES TO MAKE AMMENDS IT WASN’T VERY LONG THAT YOU PICKED UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF AT ALL ADDED TO YOUR TALENTS WERE NOW TEAM HOCKEY AND NETBALL AS YOU APPROACHED THE FIRST OF YOUR TEEN YEARS WITH YOUR LOOKS AND CHARM, INEVITABLY THE BOYFRIENDS WOULD APPEAR SHOPPING, MOVIES AND MANY PARTY SLEEP-OVERS CHOOSING TRUE FRIENDS AND DUMPING THE LOSERS DANCE SHOWS AND DANCING EXAMS… YOU EXCELLED AT HIP- HOP FUN AND OF COURSE THE DESIRE TO SHOP THE END OF JUNIOR SCHOOL-- THE FINAL ASSEMBLY—AWARDS TROPHIES FOR SPORTSMANSHIP AND YOUR S.R.C. PRIZE GOT MANY APPLAUDS SAD FEELINGS AT LEAVING YOUR OLD SCHOOL BEHIND EXCITEMENT AT STARTING HIGH SCHOOL WOULD SOON COME TO MIND NO PROBLEM TO YOU, IT WAS ALL JUST A BREEZE AS YEAR BY YEAR YOU CONTINUED TO ACHIEVE SWIMMING AND ‘A’ TEAM HOCKY MATCHES ON THE ASTRO TURF YOU EVEN STARTED TO LEARN HOW TO SURF FRIDAY AFTERNOON CHRISTIAN MEETINGS AND EVENING CHURCH YOUTH WE WERE SO HAPPY YOU FOUND GOD AND HIS TRUTH THE REST OF HIGH SCHOOL PASSED IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE WHILE YOUR LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS REMAINED EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH YOUR ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS WERE ASTOUNDING COPING WITH TOUGH SUBJECTS LIKE MATHS, SCIENCE AND ACCOUNTING IN HOCKEY AND SWIMMING YOU MADE THE TOP TEAMS NO SURPRISE AT ALL THAT SWIMMING COACHES MOVED IN ON THE SCENE. THEY CULTIVATED YOUR TALENTS FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH EVERY YOUR NIGHT YOUR PASSION SAW YOU DOING MANY LENGTHS WEEKENDS OF GALA’S AND NATIONAL SWIMMING S.A.SHORT COURSE, YOUR P.B’S, AND FAIR SHARE OF WINNING TOGETHER WE CELEBRATED YOUR PLACE IN W.P. SCHOOL CHAMPS THAT YEAR SO PROUD OF OUR BEAUTIFUL SWIMMER ALWAYS AHEAD OF HER PEERS . FIRST YEAR AT UNIVERSITY YOU BECAME SO INDEPENDENT STARTING YOUR STUDIES AS A B.Sc. STUDENT IT WAS ALSO THE YEAR YOU LEARNED TO DRIVE GOT YOUR LICENSE—DAD SPOILT YOU—NEW CAR—RESPLENDENT YOUR FAITH AND TRUST IN THE LORD STILL REMAINS FIRM AS YOU WALK AND GROW SPIRITUALLY DAILY WITH HIM SO MUCH HAS CHANGED, AND YET SOME THINGS REMAIN YOU BEAUTY AND TALENTS SO EASILY MAINTAINED YOUR LOVE OF SWIMMING AND OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN WATER YOU KNOW WE WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR NO. 1 SUPPORTERS AND NOW YOU ARE 21, SWEETHEART YOUR WHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF YOU-- TODAY IS JUST THE START IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY THAT YOU WERE BORN— OUR DAUGHTER~LOVES BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT~ WE ADORE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED IN EVERY WAY WISHING YOU GOD’S RICHEST BLESSINGS ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY TO OUR BABY GIRL TO HAVE YOU AS A DAUGHTER HAS BEEN A REAL PLEASURE -YOU HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL BE OUR MOST BEAUTIFUL TREASURE- (FOOTNOTE: OUR DAUGHTER WILL BE 23 THIS YEAR, HAS COMPLETED HER BSc. AND HONOURS DEGREE’S IN PHYSIOLOGY AND GENETICS AND NOW DOING HER MASTERS DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE. SHE IS ALSO A PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE—DOING SWIMMING, CYCLING AND RUNNING AS ONE DISCLIPLINE)

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Date: 11/26/2015 11:28:00 AM
I just stumbled on this lovely tribute to your daughter, Kim, and I'm glad I did! She must now be 25 yrs old. You have every right to be proud of her, and I am sure you have a great relationship with each other. God bless. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 10/14/2013 11:41:00 AM
BEAUTIFULLLLLL
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Date: 3/13/2013 3:31:00 PM
Kim, I enjoyed reading about your daughter's achievements. She's clearly a very exceptional person. You have every reason to be proud of her. You did very well with both your children, my friend. A big, fat, warm South African hug to you for a job well done. :)
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Date: 3/2/2013 9:08:00 AM
Oh, it's so awesome, Kim. She is one great daughter with amazing talents and you, no doubt, are so proud. I so enjoyed your write. Beautiful!
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