Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Baby Girl Is FORTY? Happy, Happy Birthday Darling Daughter...

April 10th 1971.

My one and only child was born on that wonderful and glorious day.

And, today..... She's FORTY?

Oh my....the time has just flown by. I can hardly believe it. It seems like we were just getting ready for her seventh birthday.

What a darling little girl she was. I so enjoyed being a Mommy....still do.

Had I known anything about home schooling back then I think I'd have kept her home. I just loved spending time with her. Still do.

We had very frequent Mother-Daughter Days.... go off and do something special for the day, just my little girl and me. Still do!

She is the kindest, most gentle person I have ever known.

It shouldn't surprise me when she's so tender, that's how she has always been, but she just turns to jelly....seriously.... and is loving in such a wonderful way, when I just know I couldn't be. I watch and learn.

She is HILARIOUS! She makes me laugh until I hurt. She throws her head back and the laughter just spills out. She's a ray of sunshine and you can't be in a room with her and not be joyous.

My girl is a fabulous Mom.... So hard to do as a single Mother. And, my grandson totally adores her......easy to see why.

I know she wishes she had more time. She wants to help EVERYONE do EVERYTHING.... there just aren't enough hours in the day for anyone to achieve those lofty goals.

And, she's generous. REALLY generous. She'll give EVERYTHING away. If you love it or need it........she'll give it to you. I have to be careful about what I admire.....she'll want to give it to me....or anyone else for that matter.

I love her so much. She has blessed my life more than words could ever express. I'm crazy about her.

We're having a crab feed for her this afternoon.... I can hardly wait for her to get here.

Happy, Happy Birthday Darling Daughter!

YMLY (your mama loves you)...


Have a wonderful Day Sweet Chickies!




  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!! I know she is the love of your life!


  2. Oh Spencer Sweetie...
    Happy Birthday to your sweet baby girl. What a beautiful tribute you have written to her. Time goes by so fast doesn't it?

    My daughter was 33 this past week on the 7th. Times has gone by so fast. We too, love spending girl time together. Laughter between us is so much fun.

    Hugs to your baby girl and Happy, Happy Birthday. Here is to many, many more to come. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

  3. Happy Birthday to your precious girl (woman). I know that much of her personality has come from her mother!! Have a wonderful party!

  4. What a lovely write & beautiful share for her birthday, Mother. Spencer, you are both lucky to have one another ... beauty & heart.

    They just don't stay wee long enough do they, my friend?

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~


  5. I CANNOT BELIEVE I WAS 13 when she was born!!! I could be her mother, you know. I was in school with a kid that had a baby at this tender age of 13....YIKES!


  6. This is whats makes my heart melt about you Spencer.
    I just read your post out loud to Randy. I said "now that is what mother's should feel about their daughters".
    Happiest of birthdays to your SWEET daughter. I know she makes you HAPPY. I know you LOVE her to tears. I know... i know.
    She's doubly lucky to have you as a MOM.
    Love You
    Love Me.
    P.S. Every day when I look out my window onto our beautiful river, I see your heart hanging in front of it. I think of you OFTEN.

  7. Happy Cake Day to your daughter!


  8. Happy birthday to your dear daughter. I enjoyed the lovely words for your sweet daughter.

  9. Happy Fortieth to you sweet baby, Spencer! I enjoyed reading this so much, and I think of how blessed you two are to have each other. Two precioius people! And I have no doubt that I would love her as much as I do you which I do BUNCHES...

    Huggies to you, my precious Spencer and to Darlling Daughter, too...

    Love you!


    Sheila :-)

  10. Oh Cupcake! Ya know what me thinks?? Me thinks that fruit doesn't fall far from the tree!! :o)

    She sounds a lot like her MUM! I am so glad you get to celebrate her birthday with her! My oldest just turned 30 on March 16! Hard to believe! What a treasure daughters are!

    And how blessed she is to have you for her Mum!!

    Have a delightful week, sweetie!
    Love ya!!


  11. I remember her sweet little face, always with you at the shop. You are reaping now all that you've sown into her life. Hope her birthday was the sweetest ever!
    Hugs to you both,
    Deb ;)

  12. I hope you all had a wonderful day. Your daughter sounds like a real sweetheart, such a precious relationship. Thank God for Daughters... xxx

  13. Oh my gosh...I'm tearing up here. What a beautiful post about your lovely girl! PRECIOUS my friend!

    Love to you~


  14. I haven't forgotten you dear friend. I've been taking care of my mom. She's having a hard time lately, but it's ok.
    My darlin' Spencer. I know you are thankful, so really no need for a card. I appreciate your thoughts on sending me one though.
    One less thing on your "to do" list, lol.
    We are from the old school aren't we? I always follow up also. I've tried to teach my kids to do the same. Hand written notes are the best.
    Love You
    Love Me

  15. Oh Spencer, what a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! All of her great qualities I know she learned from you :) The apple does not fall far from the tree....

    How very blessed you both are....and that precious grandson too! He has you BOTH!


    Lou Cinda

  16. Oh, Mum! You are a Gem! I read a couple lines to Brett...ahem, (Ladies...the REAL love of her life!) son...he rolled his eyes and grunted! ;) Yes, I AM quite the gem, but I learned it all from my Mom! I adore her...she is the best and would drop what she is doing and do ANYTHING for me! I love you and thank you for being such a wonderful, caring Mom these 40 years O' mine! You're the BEST!! xoxo.


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!