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Happy Birthday Marisa Ballestero – Hartzell

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Happy Birthday Marisa Ballestero – Hartzell

From the very first moment I laid eyes on you and held you in my arms, I was smitten! A daddy will cherish baby moments like those forever. I have.


Dad and Marisa 1I’ve loved you from that moment on!

I enjoyed holding you in my arms, and selfishly wanted those baby moments to never end. You were absolutely gorgeous then, and if possible, even more now!

No father could be more proud of his daughter than I am of mine. Your beauty and grace became legendary in your youth. You are the word ‘Hospitality’ wrapped up in a lovely dress.

Your creative talents and abilities never cease to amaze everyone that knows you. Especially me! You excel at everything you attempt. You have never stopped making your old dad proud!

I know for a fact too, that you are the Second Best Cook in the world. (You already know about your Mom. J)

How blessed your husband and children are! How blessed your Mom and I are!

  • I watch you sing and worship in church with all your heart and I thank God you’re my girl.
  • I look at you living modestly in an immodest world, and I thank God you’re my girl.
  • I see how tender and loving you are with your family and friends, and I thank God you’re my girl.
  • I see the wonderful things you do as a mother and homemaker, and I thank God you’re my girl.
  • When there is fun and laughter in the building, I hear your voice in the middle of the festivities, and I thank God you’re my girl.
  • I know how loving, faithful, supportive, and complimentary you are to your husband, and I thank God you’re my girl.
  • Every time I pick up the phone and hear your sweet voice saying, “I love you Daddy!” I thank God you’re my girl!


I love You Marisa!


Have The Happiest Of Birthdays



Written by Martyn Ballestero

May 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

Posted in Love

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  1. beautiful~ and you are, inside & out~ I remember that day, we were watching your brothers 🙂 love to all of you~


    May 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

  2. Oh man, that was so sweet!! Thank you Daddy for always giving me the confidence to be “me”. I love you ever so much. Your are the best and I’m proud to be your girl!!!

    Marisa Hartzell

    May 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

  3. Awwww that has to be the sweetest Birthday wish….And Happy Birthday my friend!!

    Kerry Morris

    May 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

  4. Happy Birthday – we love you!!!

  5. Just now read this & it made cry. I loved the phrase about being hospitality wrapped up in not only a dress….but a LOVELY dress!! Love you both!!!!

    Aunt C

    May 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

  6. That was precious! Happy Birthday, Marisa!

    Crystal (Morris) Smith

    May 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  7. Happy belated birthday to the world’s sweetest, and most beautiful niece. This sounded like something Dan Valentine would write. Amazing!!!

    Nila Marxer

    May 7, 2013 at 1:22 am

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