Saturday, March 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Melody

30 years ago on March 6th I gave birth to a beautiful 101/2 lb baby girl. Its hard to believe its been 30 years and you are now a mom too. You might have been the second child but you are number one in your special ways. Being the middle child was rough but you became the peacemaker so you 3 girls could get along. You would be unhappy or give up a toy if it meant making someone else happy. You knew how to use those big dimples and that big smile to get you out of trouble, and if that didn't work you would remember to put a book down your pants before your spanking. You got teased by your sisters with nicknames of "golden child" or "brown noser" but you were there whenever they wanted you to play. You gave us many times of laughter in your teen years with your "blonde" moments. My all time favorite: Mom what's the local number for 9-1-1. I promise not to pass on any of the others. *grin* We could always count on you to make us laugh or cheer us up. Even when you lived in Alaska you made me laugh. Remember calling me to ask what lard was when you were baking? LOL You also made me feel good when you would call me to ask advice or just to talk to because you were homesick. Your husband telling you that you didn't need a doctor because you always called me when one of you were sick or hurt. We could also count on you not to keep secrets. Telling your sister if she wasn't going to be nice and play fair you weren't going to tell her she was getting skates for Christmas. When you were little and asked what you wanted to be when you grew up you would say a mommy. Well now you are all grown up and you are a good, loving, fun mommy. You are happy, have your own home, have a great career working with needy children. You have made your childhood dream come true. I am so happy I got to enjoy part of the journey with you and proud of how you traveled parts of the journey with no help from anyone. You are a strong,happy, loving, caring,strong faithed woman now and all I can say is: I love you and am very proud of my "golden child", HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You can bet your daddy is looking down on you today with a big grin on his face and pride in his heart. Have a special day and do something crazy!!!


12 comments:

Connie and Rob said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Hope she has a wonderful day.

You sure sound like you have a lovely family.

Take care,
Connie

ms*robyn said...

what a lovely post, Peggy ! your daughter sounds a delight, definately someone to be proud of - but don't forget - you did that ! you made her who she is today and both of you are lucky. happy birthday Melody and hugs to your mum xoxo

Jeanne said...

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter!
Blessings!

Donna said...

What another nice tribute. You recall so many details. Your daughter has a nice looking family. You have every right to be proud.

Heather Smith said...

Tell Melody Happy Birthday!

Leslie said...

What a lovely, wonderful post. This one and the one about Megan brought tears to my eyes. Your love for those girls is obvious. What a gift you are to one another.

Mindy said...

Beautiful sentiments from a loving mother to her dear daughter...Happy Birthday Melody...and Peggy just wanted to say...your a very special soul!! Blessings to you and yours...xo

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i tried to commnet the other dya on this and it wouldnt let me..

happy b-day to your daughter..my gosh I am only a year older than her...send her my way, I need some friends my age..:)

Leanne said...

A mother's love doesn't stop at 18, now, does it? Beautiful post, Peggy. She is a great mom because she has one of her own!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

hey,
guess what i got today????

so cute too....thank you..I will be posting a pic of her wearing them later on:)

Urban Agrarian said...

What a beautiful post

Alice said...

What a lovely tribute to your beautiful daughter, Peggy. I hope she had a lovely birthday.

(I apologise for misreading her birthweight as 101 pounds!)