Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My baby.....

...is twenty years old today!

(click any photos to enlarge)

"May blessings fall upon you wherever life's journey takes you."


Where did the years go, between this photo....


...and this one? It just doesn't seem possible that all those years have already flown by....


Wasn't your first birthday just yesterday???


And wasn't it just yesterday that you were running to me for comfort when you were afraid?


You only missed being a St. Patty's baby by 5+ hours! But you'll always be our "Wee Falorey Man" (the song you sang regularly, much to the delight of all your Irish relatives!!)


You always loved to make people laugh. Nana would call you her "little comedian"...


... to which you'd reply, "I am not a comidgion." But you soooooo are a comidgion!!!


You're also a true Pisces, my little water baby...


You loved our trips to the Cape....


... and made some acquaintances that you'll never forget!!


Here you are in March of 1994 with the love of your life, your handsome Spotty (a wee lad of 7 months when this photo was taken)... He was your boy then...


... and he's your boy now... Just look at you two, all grown up....
I am so looking forward to this weekend when you'll be home from college to celebrate your birthday!!! Save room for all of your favorites - a corned beef and cabbage dinner with carrot 'birthday' cake for dessert!! Till then...


Happy Birthday, honey!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Mumsy

29 comments:

Jennifer said...

Aww! Your post brought tears to my eyes. Makes me want to go wake up my babies (who were just screaming about going to bed an hour ago) just so I can hug and squeeze them. I hope to slow down each day and cherish all of the time I have with my kids while they are still little. Your daughter is just lovely! And she was an adorable baby! :)

tam said...

Awww very sweet mom!Yes where does the time go? Happy 20th Birthday-Picese Rock!Enjoyed the adorable photos too!~Smiles~Tam!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your daughter is so pretty! Just like her mommy!

I love the photo of her and the kitty both when she was little and now. How sweet!

Tell her Happy Birthday from me!

Hugs,
Joanne

Suzanne said...

Happy 20th BIRTHday Pisces. I love meeting people with the same B-Day as mine. I was not 5 hrs after St. Patrick's Day. I was 3 min. Enjoy your carrot cake and corn beef and cabbage.Love and Prayers, Suzanne(almost Patricia)

Margie said...

What a lovely and sweet post! My favorite picture is the second one, where she has her sweet little chubby baby arms lifted over her head! She turned out to be a very beautiful young lady! Have a wonderful birthday celebration this weekend!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

They grow up sooo fast! Your daughter is beautiful! Such a lovely tribute to her.

kathi said...

What a lovely post! I too, wonder where the years have gone with my children. Isn't it fun to re-visit their childhood photos!
Your daughter is beautiful and I'm sure you'll have a great birthday time together!

J.G. said...

Hope all of you have a lovely birthday celebration this weekend! (Spotty, too.)

i cant sew said...

what a lovely tribute to your daughter! what alittle cutie she was and gorgeous now. i have three little girls of my own and i can only imagine how it will feel to have them leave us to go and be independent. that is not for a long time though....
what a lovely blog.
%*_*% rosey

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

I'll never understand how the years slip by so fast....

Di
The Blue RIdge Gal

http://dandybasket.blogspot.com/

Michele said...

What a beautiful post and testament to your love for your daughter!! It made me cry!! The pictures are so cute when she was little, and she's a beautiful young lady now.

Happy Birthday to your baby!!!

Hugs!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com
Butterfly Whispers

A New England Life said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Donna!

There certainly are days, and weeks, and phases, you think will never end, but looking back on the years it really does seem to go too quickly. Before you know it your daughter will have her own family. Now there's a thought for you! lol! Look at Spotty! Wow, has he grown up too!

Hope the two of you celebrate in a special way : )

Sharon

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is lovely and thank you for sharing all the photos of her. We can watch her growing up before our eyes! I know you will have a great celebration when she comes home!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Susan said...

What a beautiful girl then and now! My baby will be 30 in May. Gee and I thought I was only 30 myself.
Hugs, Susan

Libby Buttons said...

What a beauty she grew up t be ! Good work Mom.
smiles
LiBBy

Tracey said...

A beautiful young lady and a beautiful past history. I'm right there with you..mine is 18,,where did the time go?? I miss my little baby. :(

Cynthia said...

Beautiful post, beautiful daughter. Mine will turn 19 in May so this really touches close to my heart. Thanks for sharing, Cindy

Cottage Rose said...

OH Donna; What a sweet tribute to your lovely daughter. I really love all of those photos of her, she was a cutie pie.. And now a very lovely young woman, with a very big cat..lol

Happy Birthday to you.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Michelle said...

Awww...Donna your daughter is so beautiful and you seem so proud of her. Happy Birthday to your daughter!! I love baby pictures..especially that first one.

Shabby Chick said...

She's beautiful! I hope she had a wonderful birthday. My girls are so young, I just can't imagine them being all grown up!

Mel xxx

Rue said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!

Save me some of that cake ;)

hugs,
rue

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

My baby turns twenty-six on March 22, so you will probably see my birthday post for her on my blog. Where does the time go? It seems like I was just twenty-six! L.O.L.
Happy birthday to your babe!

Jean Tuthill said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, I loved all the baby pictures.

Victoria Lynn said...

Hi Donna,
What a beautiful woman your darling daughter has become! Have a wonderful celebration together! Blessings, Victoria Lynn

cargol said...

Your daughter is just as beautiful now as she was then, Happy Birthday to her!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Birthday to you darling daughter, Donna! She is a beautiful girl.

This song always amade me cry --even when my children were babies as I knew they'd grow up too fast!

Hugs, Pat

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ohhh...I loved this post. Your daughter is gorgeous! I have no idea where the time flies to but my oldest daughter is now the grandma of two. You have so much to look forward to. Enjoy every single moment. I can tell you are.
Mona

arootdigger2 said...

How sweet she was, is. She sure grew up nice.