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.