Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Something special

June 10th 1983 was one of the most memorable days of my life. It's the day that my daughter Amanda was born. 

From the beginning there was no holding her back. She was always on the go and ready to face the world. She was an adventurer and an explorer and always with a smile on her face. 
And then before I knew it...
 ...she had grown up. A whole new world ahead of her.
Though I haven't been the perfect mother, I was given the perfect daughter anyway. Happy Birthday Amanda.
What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be. Helen Claes

31 comments:

LDH said...

Happy Birthday to your very sweet Amanda!

Audrey said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!! And what a beautiful quote at the end of your post - will write that down!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to your Sweet Amanda!!
Great Photos!! As Usual Girl!
hughugs

Tanyia said...

Happy Birthday Amanda. Wow...time has really flown, Ann.

I went to email you and found I have an old email addy, can you email me?

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Amanda,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

marie said...

Happy Birthday to your Amanda! My Amanda was born on 8/11/83 ~ aren't Amandas wonderful?!

Love the quote you shared!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a sweet tribute! Happy Birthday Amanda!

Ann said...

LDH I hope she enjoys it

Audrey I loved it when I saw it too

Donna, had a hard time choosing which ones to use

Tanyia, yes it sure has. Way to go on my addy, I sent you a comment on your blog since I don't have yours

Sandee, aw she'll like that

marie wow you had an Amanda the same year. yes Amanda's are wonderful.

Cinnamon girl I hope she likes it

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday to Amanda! What a beautiful post for her!

Nessa said...

Selamat Harijadi, Amanda! (translation: Happy Birthday) *throws confetti*

tahtimbo said...

Happy Birthday, Amanda! I hope you have a terrific day :)

gayle said...

Hope Amanda has a wonderful day!!

Bossy Betty said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Lovely tribute to her here!

June Zach said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!!!

Ann, you may consider yourself not a perfect mother but YOU ARE THE BEST MOM! Look on how she'd grown up to be such a lovely lady.
What a wonderful wish for your daughter. Nice quote! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Mom, you did a fantastic job...Thanks for the birthday wish. and um i dont have that picture of Jessy and me so could you send it to me???!

FishHawk said...

Considering her reaction to this, can there be any doubts that you were (and so very, very much still are) as wonderful a mother as she was a daughter? (If you are still having trouble, go ask Duke, and I'm sure he'll explain it you.)

Duni said...

Awww...Happy Birthday to you, Amanda! hope you have a fabulous celebration. Cute, cute, cute photos of you!

Russ said...

Happy Birthday Amanda. You are part of a wonderful family. I hope you continue to enjoy each other through out the years to come.
Love
Grampy

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Happy Birthday, Amanda!

My how they grow, huh Ann?!

Out on the prairie said...

So did you prepare a cake?I fix one even whenI don't see my kids.Celebrate life, Lady A!

Grace said...

Happy Birthday to Amanda...

The Urban Cowboy said...

Birthday wishes to Amanda! You are so right, the time goes quick.

Tes said...

Happy Birthday, dearest Amanda! Love the quote, Ann! Amanda is lovely! Cute baby photos... simply adorable! :)

Ratty said...

I hope she had a very happy birthday. Time sure does seem to fly when watching kids grow up. It's a shame it couldn't slow down just a bit.

Marg said...

A big Happy Birthday to you Amanda. What great pictures watching you grow up. They all grow up way to fast. But then they can take care of you.
Have a great day.

Lenox Knits said...

You put tears in my eyes with your tribute. She sounds like an amazing woman, just like her Mom.

Ann said...

Just want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes for Amanda. I know she appreciates them all. I talked to her earlier and she's headed out to dinner with her boyfriend tonight to celebrate.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for your birthday wishes! My boyfriend made me breakfast, bought me scrapbooking stuff and will be taking me out to dinner tonight....he also promised to keep the house clean today lol.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for your birthday wishes! My boyfriend made me breakfast, bought me scrapbooking stuff and will be taking me out to dinner tonight....he also promised to keep the house clean today lol.

ManOverBoard.com said...

What a beautiful post Ann. A very special and happy birthday to Amanda. My my how time does fly huh? before you know it you will have little grand children running around. bad enough Duke is the King of the house. Wonder how he will like little feet :-)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

She is beautiful and I hope she had a fantastic b-day. A wonderful tribute :)

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