Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Happy Birthday Stephanie!


You are loved daughter of mine. :)

What a miracle you were as I held you in my arms after months of anticipation, praying the surgery was successful and this pregnancy would continue full term.

There you were, all beautiful bundle of little girl with a pink blanket and a tiny ribbon in her dark hair with red highlights. Both of us still groggy from the C-section anesthetic.

You were then and you continue to be my favorite girly girl on the planet. You have surpassed all expectations I ever held while raising my own best friend.

12 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

That was such a beautiful birthday wish. We are so fortunate to have sweet daughters that have turned into great mothers and responsible women. It took me 5 years to have Jolie so I know what a treasured blessing that baby can be. It's so good to have a best friend daughter. We are truly blessed. Not everyone has that blessing and I don't take it for granted. Happy Birthday Stephanie!!!!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

May I add "Happy Birthday Stephanie" though we have never met.

The picture of Stephanie in front of the UK phone booth made me think you would enjoy this LA times blog post I just heard about:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/11/library-phone-booth.html

Being almost 65 and having arthritis too, I appreciate your appreciation of the quiet time of life! But I am putting up decorations these days too, rereading favorite Christmas books, listening to carols on CD.

Anonymous said...

You are indeed fortunate to have a best friend in your daughter!! That was how it was with my Mom and me too!! I miss her so to this day. (While I have friendship with my daughters, it is not, and likely will never be what I had with my Mom and you obviously have with your daughter!! One adjusts to what is, however. Grateful for what we do have!) I hope you get to have a nice long chat with yours today!!
Blessings, Elizabeth

Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy Birthday to Stephanie!

What a blessing daughters are!

Suze said...

How beautiful - I'm so glad you have the joy of this wonderful daughter and her relationship with you

scrappy quilter said...

Awe what a precious post. Happy Birthday Stephanie!!

hopeinbrazil said...

Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a book blogging award. See details at my blog:

http://worthwhilebooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/fun-award.html

Blessings, Hope

freetobeme - Anita said...

Daughters are the best...

Connie said...

Daughters are the best! I'm so glad I have one.
Happy Birthday to Stephanie.

Heather L. said...

Happy Birthday to Stephanie!!! It's funny the things we share in common, although I don't even know her. My birthday is on the 7th.

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday Stephanie!!
jo :)

Lallee said...

Happy Birthday to Stephanie. Wishing God's best blessings to a lovely young woman. Blessings to her mom too.

Hugs,
Lallee