Friday, April 9, 2010

April 9, 1982

Twenty eight years!  Seems impossible.  Time certainly has a way of slipping by, whether we like it, or not. 

I have a very hard time dealing with the fact I have no children at home.  My happiest times were when my children were young and I was attempting to be supermom.  Granted, it was hard... but, oh how I miss it.

My beautiful, amazing, strong, loving, forgiving, wonderful daughter, turns 28 years old today.  She's my fourth child and only girl.  How I thank God for her!

She listens when the words are hard for me and struggles through my tears with patience, compassion and understanding.

She has provided me with two of my wonderful granddaughters, "Twink" & "Tink" and allows me the opportunity to share my love.

She has a much greater ability to forgive, than I do.  (she obviously inherited that from her Daddy)

She has a strength about her that I do not possess.  (must get that from Daddy, too)

She refuses to let the bad times keep her down... and she's had some bad times and her share of heartache.

Baby Girl, and yes, I can still call you my baby girl, because no matter how old you get, you will always be my baby... I Love You and wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Since my photo app and MP Navigator still aren't available, I'll have to post a couple of pictures I swiped off my MySpace.  Wish I was able to put some other ones on here, but I'm afraid they will have to wait.




"HAPPY BIRTHDAY EBBIE, I LOVE YOU!"

34 comments:

Rebekah said...

She is so gorgeous! Happy Birthday!

Joe Cap said...

I know how time slips away...tell her Happy Birthday from me.

Deborah said...

What a lovely girl. You are blessed woman!

Ally said...

This is sooo sweet. What a cutie. You are such a cool mom. I mean, the idea that you even blog and have adult kids is cool. My mom can hardly figure out how to navigate Facebook and thinks email is for forwarding unfunny crap and warning everyone about urban legends.

Visit me at FourthGradeNothing.com

Bendigo said...

Sounds to me like you have a daughter to be proud of...I hope you will will wish her a happy birthday from all of us here in the blogoshpere as well... :)

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

A beautiful post! Happy birthday Ebbie!
Hugs to you both,
Robyn

Momma Fargo said...

How sweet! What a wonderful mother you are! She is beautiful! Happy Birthday, Ebbie.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That made me cry! She is lovely. Oh how I cherish this time with my little girls - it goes by so fast. I don't want it to end - ever!!!!

Although, i did move next door to my parents, so maybe I will get lucky and my girls will live close!

Better yet, maybe I will not tell them that picking their noses is bad - then they will NEVER get married :-)

Choleesa said...

Your daughter is gorgeous.

Copyboy said...

Wow. Very cute pictures. And thanks for the insight into what my mom might be thinking since I left.

Karen said...

What a beautiful girl!! And I bet she gets THAT from her mother.

Jimmy said...

Happy Birthday to your Daughter, I can see you are proud of her and those Grandbabies, that is so cool.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

KrippledWarrior said...

May God bless and keep you always. May your wishes all come true. May you always do for others. And let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars. And climb on every rung. May you stay...
forever young.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Just wanted to let everyone know she read her birthday post and your comments, with tears in her eyes. She was very touched.

Thank you for contributing to her 28th birthday memories!

DrSoosie said...

Welll I feel very honored to share my birthday with your lovely daughter! As the little Italian boy said to Lucy...."It's a my a birthday too!!!"

Ms. Anthropy said...

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUSIE!!!"

VKT said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ms. A's daughter! Tell your Mom I think she has a beautiful daughter!!!

Marla said...

This is so sweet. What a good mom you are!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to your lovie daughter! I think you might be too hard on yourself, though, girl. I'm sure a lot of her wonderful traits come from you, too!

Enjoy your weekend.

Hope your memories are only a little bitter-sweet!

Kristy said...

That was a sweet post! Happy birthday to her!

P.S. Four kids! Ack! You never told me you were superhuman!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Kristy, I'm nowhere near superhuman. Heck, I'm not even close to supernormal, either.

VKT said...

OKay my blogging bud.....we need some new words of wisdom from our favorite sarcastic Granny!

Your anything but sensible blogging bud.

(I told that child's mother today what she said and she laughed and laughed. Her daughter loves to use big words at home. Seems Grandma is training her...

Ms. Anthropy said...

VKT, Thanks, I'll try to get something semi-coherent together soon.

That little girl reminds me of one of my granddaughters. She was the same way and used to amaze us with her vocabulary.

Bossy Betty said...

I am on the verge of not having any children at home and I can already tell I am not going to like it.

Lovely, lovely tribute to your daughter!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Betty, Thank you. Good luck with the empty nest. I personally hate it!

TechnoBabe said...

Nice pictures. Best wishes to your daughter for a wonderful birthday. I know what it feels like to have all the kids grown and starting their own families.

Ms. Anthropy said...

TechnoBabe, Thanks for the wishes and for stopping by. The only advantage to the my kids being grown and gone is the grandkids.

Andrea said...

Ah! So sweet! Can't comment...will cry!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Andrea, crying is welcome here!

Michelle Pixie said...

What a very sweet, sweet letter! Your daughter is beautiful!

Ashley King said...

i feel so horrible that i missed this post!!!

my stepmom was in town, and i am totally trying to catch up with all the people i follow!!!!

awwww!!! Happy birthday Ebbie! i know the feeling of your girl always being your baby girl! i feel the same way about my girl, although she is the older of the two.... she's still my girl....

ah! what lovely pictures! =)

i hope you guys had a wonderful celebration!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Michelle, Welcome and thank you! She's a sweetheart.

VKT said...

Ms. A, I linked to you today.

Pat Tillett said...

Sorry I missed this on "the day." But happy birthday anyway! Another great post my friend. Also, nice job on raising a beautiful daughter!