Sunday, March 4, 2012

Birthday Wishes to My Daughter Amy

Our birthday celebrations are usually linked together because they both fall within a week of each other.
I will miss not being there with you this year.

Amy, or as your name means,
I don't know what I would do without you.
You are the one who talks straight to me.
You are the one who always gives me the best advice.
Others call her you my mini-me.
Yes, of all my children, 
Amy is the one who is so much like me that it sometimes makes it hard on both of us.

Amy's birthday, 2010
Hannah, Amy, Mason

We've been through a lot together, dear Amy.
I hope you know
your smile absolutely lights up my life.
Your tears break my heart.

In my treasure trove of photos,
you seem to always be smiling.

You always have your arm around someone.
Mother's Day 2009

With Mason

With daughter and niece
Hannah, Amy, Regan

With nephew
Amy & Parker

You're the one who bakes the cakes or the pies for celebrations.
You are always a gracious hostess,
and a gracious guest.
You are caring and loyal to others.

Hannah's Peace Birthday Cake

Julie's birthday cake

You're the one who loves to go out and kick up her heels.
You always win at Trivia Pursuit.
Your fun personality makes you a welcome addition to any social gathering.

Mom, Amy, Keicha, Julie

You are an awesome mom who loves your kids like crazy.

With Hannah

Your courage and determination have inspired me over the last few years.
You are a strong, competent young woman.
You have had to survive great loss,
yet, you've been able to keep your head up, smile,  and keep on going.

You excel at each of these roles.

I am blessed to have you as my daughter.
You mean so much to me.
Thanks, Amy, for being there for me.
Thanks for being you.
I love you.



DJan said...

She is indeed so beautiful. She looks a lot like you. Happy birthday to her, to you, and there is no doubt about the strength in all of you. Hugs... :-)

Olga said...

A beautiful birthday tribute to a beautiful young woman.

Jeanie said...

I love reading about the joy and pride your daughter gives you. It is so nice to read what a blessing she has been to your life and the lives of others.
Happy birthday to Amy.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Your girls are all lovely. And happy birthday to you too!

Rita said...

That was a beautiful and loving tribute to a wonderful daughter! :)

Mary G said...

I've got one like that! Best wishes to you both.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

And a very Happy Birthday Wish from me, to your beautiful daughter...

Thank you for sharing this lovely post, with us. The love/pride/joy shine through. As well they should.

"Seeing what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle."
~~George Orwell

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful daughter AMY! sandie

Linda Reeder said...

Amy looks a lot like you, and she sounds like a very remarkable person. In fact, she sounds a lot like my daughter, who's birthday is March 4th!

Heidrun Khokhar said...

Your love for her shows and third
S is a lovely tribute for her birthday:)

Jean said...

If only every daughter could receive a tribute like this.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hello There, Since I've been away from blogging for a week, I have alot of catching up to do. We had a wonderful trip to Arkansas --but it's great to visit with my blog friends. Hope things are going well with you.

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Amy, Sally... Everytime I read about you and your daughters, I wish that I had have had a daughter... Oh Well.

rosaria said...

A lovely tribute for a loving daughter! Happy Birthday, Amy!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

A beautiful tribute to a fabulous daughter. I hope the coming year brings her all kinds of happiness!

Sandi said...

What an obvious joy your daughter Amy is in your life. I enjoyed the photos, the prose, and feel your love shining bright for your beautiful daughter.

#1Nana said...

I just read Keicha's post about Amy. What wonderful birthday tributes she received from both of you.

Rose said...

A lovely tribute to your daughter--you must be so proud of her!

And a belated Happy Birthday to you, Sally! I apologize for not having visited in a long time; I haven't had much time recently for blog reading it seems, and when I do it seems hit and miss. It sounds like you had such a lovely birthday--what a wonderful gift to have your Daughter come for a surprise visit. And one can never have too much cake:) Glad to hear you're doing better, too, and able to get out more to enjoy yourself.

Maggie May said...

What a lovely daughter. I hope she had a very happy Birthday.
She really is a credit to you and what lovely grand children.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

George said...

This is a wonderful birthday tribute to your beautiful daughter.

Thank you for visiting my site.

Jeanie said...

What a simply perfect birthday tribute, Sally. I join you in sending wishes!

Barb said...

What a moving tribute and Birthday gift for Amy. I wish her a fantastic year ahead.

Mage said...

Happy birthday to both of you.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Sally. Sorry I'm late, but you will know the reason why! What a loving birthday tribute to Amy,with beautiful words to convey the love that you have for her. She certainly looks like you and has your lovely smile! I wish only good things for Amy in the year ahead. It is SO good to be back with you all again.

Terri Tiffany said...

She is beautiful!! And your tribute was just as beautiful:)

Joanne said...

A beautiful tribute!
"You always have your arm around someone."
That line in your post just warmed my heart.
Happy Birthday Amy!!!

Friko said...

You and Amy are so fortunate to have each other.
If she is your mini-you, then all the lovely things you say about her must also be true for you.

Congratulations to both of you.

Dee Ready said...

Dear Sally,
What a lovely tribute to your daughter Amy. She must have read this with tears in her eyes.

I've been away from reading blogs for about three weeks, so I've missed many of your postings. I did go and read the one about your having been in the hospital and your former student caring for you. That was so touching. I'm sure you were not only "nice" to your students but also respectful and that means so much.

I hope you are feeling better.


Kay said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Amy is so beautiful. Happy birthday, Amy.