Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SEPTEMBER 26, 1980

was a very good year

On the day of my children's birth a tradition has become
that I tell them in full detail about the day they were born

As they have grown older, I still ask
"Want me to tell you about the day you were born?"
Usually, they just give me a chuckle and we move on.  But, if I have them captured in the car or something, I tell them anyway.  They act like they don't like it, but I can tell deep down they really do.

I do it for two reasons

1.  I don't want to ever forget, ever, how good it felt to do one of the best things I've ever done in my life
Me and God...bringing a soul, a light, and child into this world
2.  I don't want THEM to ever forget how grateful I am that God let me and Him
bring a soul, a light and my child into this world all started out on one rainy fall day...September 26, 1980.  I remember thunder and lightening and a few pains.  I had a meeting that day but thought I'd drop by the doctor's office just to check.  The baby wasn't due until October 14.  

When I went in...I didn't go home...I walked myself across the street to the hospital....'s kind of boring if you're you...

but the story has a very happy middle
that brings us to this day
or this day

and this one

and this one

peace sister

Happy Birthday to the most precious
daughter, sister, mother and friend
a simple girl like me could ever want to have the luck to know


helen tilston said...

That is a beautiful tradition and I am sure your children love the repetition of the story. She is a beautiful daughter and what a gift.

Helen xx

StagerLinda said...

Very touching tradition. Every mother can share your heartfelt feelings of love.

stefanie said...

ahhhh what a sweet post!

Stacy Curran said...

What a beautiful tradition, and you captured the feeling really well in this post!

Marina Pérez said...

Beautiful and charming post. I also like remembering every detail. Thanks for sharing

By Nela said...

Fotografias que reflejan mucha felicidad.

Un abrazo muy cariñoso.


carolyn bradford said...

What a precious post and your daughter is beautiful! She is lucky to have you for a mom, thats for sure! Thanks for sharing it with us!

It's All Connected said...

As much as you want to just squeeze them when they are little, you find them fascinating as adults. I bet,like me, you sometimes stare at her, awestruck that YOUR baby is this beautiful, clever, witty person! Enjoy your memories of that special day! ~ Maureen

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to the beautiful young lady!!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Your daughter is lovely and lucky to have you as her mom.

Leslie said...

This is such a touching post .. Yes, so much to be grateful for and your daughter must be grateful to have a mom like you :)

Nancy said...

You're as mushy as I am about my kids! They are my gift of life! Your daughter is so beautiful and I know what she means to you. It's a wonderful thing.
xo Nancy

Marie-Ange said...

Oui, un fruit exquis d'automne ...
Bonne journée

A Vintage Chic said...

So beautiful! And such a wonderful tradition--my mother does the very same thing...guess I need to start, too!

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter...and hope your day is wonderful, as well!


Annmarie Pipa said...

beautifu love story!! happy birthday to your beautiful little girl! what a fun tradition..must make your children feel even more special.