Friday, October 21, 2011

celebrating my daughter...

A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.  
~Author Unknown

On October 21st...
many years ago...
a daughter arrived to brighten my days.

Thirty years ago...
on this date...
Heidi posed with her favorite doll...

She still has Jenny!

Twenty years ago...
she celebrated her birthday with a sleepover.
 And lots of friends...
some whose names I no longer recall.
 I see her dog was at the party as well!
 Heidi was the wee one in the middle.

Ten years ago she celebrated her birthday with her husband...
for the very first time.

Today is Heidi's birthday...
a good reason to celebrate.
We did just that...
last night.

A daughter is the happy memories of the past...
the joyful moments of the present...
and the hope and promise of the future. 
~Author Unknown

Happy birthday...
daughter of mine!

With love,


  1. Lovely birthday photos of a beautiful daughter!

  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter who just keeps growing more lovely each year! What a cute smile.

  3. What a great birthday tribute to your beautiful daughter!

  4. To see your daughter grow up to become a mother herself - to see her home and her family - what a gift! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

  5. She is beautiful. I can see that it must be a joy to raise a daughter. God is giving me glimpses of that with having grandgirlies.

    She is a lovely girl ..and I wish her a very Happy Birthday too.

  6. Happy Happy Birthday to your dear daughter!

  7. Happy Birthday to your sweet Heidi! She is a beauty.

    I can imagine the joy she brings to your life.♥

  8. Judy this is a lovely tribute to your daughter. A daughter is special - I love to be able to spend time with mine! Dairymary

  9. Judy, lovely pic's and tribute - and yes, Happy Birthday Heidi, you are beautiful inside and out. Love that sweater.

  10. Your daughter is beautiful, and a beautiful gift to your family. How special to celebrate each year of her life.

  11. Happy Birthday Heidi!
    She is a beautiful princess and you have been honored to give her care for a short while, and now you've become her support while she lives life as a Mother and Wife and continues to give support where needed.

  12. I am sure her beautiful smile brightens many of your days. Happy Birthday Heidi! Hope your day is extra special!

  13. Happy Birthday to Heidi! Such sweet pictures you have shared of your beautiful daughter through the years.

  14. You have a beautiful daughter Judy and she will be no doubt pleased that you shared such special memories on her birthday. I hope the coming year will be filled with the things that make her happiest!

  15. Happy Birthday Heidi. Hope you had a wonderful day. 20 years ago I was one of those girls celebrating with Heidi. O the wonderful memories.
    Jenny (Rempel) Brandsma

  16. Sweet post! Enjoyed the post about the cranberries...interesting!

  17. Happy belated birthday to your daughter, Judy! My daughter will be 30 next month. It is hard to believe those sweet little baby girls are all grown up. Your already a wife so long and a mother of two. God willing my daughter will soon be blessed the same way.

    I am home from California. We had a wonderful trip and weather...lots of nice memories!

  18. Happy Birthday Heidi....loved seeing the years past and up to this years celebration. Beautifully written from a loving mother's heart.


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