Monday, August 31, 2020

A New Mother’s Birthday, Lisa Cartee….and What A Wonderful Birthday It Will Be!


I must admit that the first two weeks of having a firstborn child have been somewhat intimidating for me, however, Lisa, a first-time mom, has handled these life changes like a true champion. You would think that she had previous experience raising children of her own.

Celebrating Lisa’s birthday today feels a little extra special because we have an additional new family member presence to rejoice with, our baby girl, Annabelle. Of course, Annabelle’s birthday just happens to be this same month as Lisa’s birthday, which with years to come, will also have significant meaning. My birthday happens to be in July as well. Summer will, indeed, be a festive time for us.

Lisa seems naturally gifted at motherhood, and even though fussy sometimes with loud whimpers of crying, Annabelle often seems comfortable in Lisa’s arms, feeling right at home. On this birthday, I get to spend this memorable time with my two ladies of the house! We have many blessings to celebrate this year, including Annabelle and one more year in the life of my love and partner, Lisa Joy Cartee!

Lisa, I am especially privileged to know you and spend my life with you and this baby girl. Thank you for all the wonderful acts of service you do for both of us! Happy Birthday to you on this most blessed of days! I love you!

-James Cartee

“May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.”

Psalm 20:4 (NIV)

(*Many thanks to Diane Babb Simmons for the wonderful photo session.)


  1. Welcome to the world of parenthood. Where you would move Heaven ( well with Gods permission ) and hell for one person! This is where you understand why your parents did all they did for you and where you already know you will do even more as a parent. A baby truly changes everything. Congratulations! Awesome blog.

    1. Thank you for your kind reply on my blog! I really appreciate your kind remarks. -JC3

  2. Happy Belated Birthday to all three of you. Many more blessings to come

    1. Thank you again for reading in! It is great to have you as a follower of the blog. Miss you guys! -JC3