Thursday, February 23, 2012


Today is a day to celebrate!
On this day, twenty-three years ago
A daughter was born.
She was a life long dream fulfilled.
A treasure!
A joy!
A reason to celebrate!

Happy Birthday, Jessica!
(I know you read my blog!)

When she was just a little girl,
She was the apple of everyone's eye
Her brother was smitten - 
So thrilled with his sister!

She grew up quickly,
before we knew it, 
she was heading off to college -
"Okay, take the picture, and let me get back to decorating my first apartment."

Friends were getting married . . .

She discovered a love of baking,
Cookies, cakes, chicken enchiladas.
Found that she was really good at it -
Apple pies her speciality!

"I can bake a Thanksgiving apple pie!"

She grew up loving the beach
no matter the weather
Windy, rainy, stormy, clear
Her shoes would come off.
(December 2011- raining, miserable, NO ONE is on the beach!)

This year, as in the past several years, 
We celebrated early,
Distance and schedules in the way
Her birthday choice 2012?

. . . Birthday Backpacking Sleeping Bag!

She's on her own
living her life
making her own choices
building her own dreams -

And never far from her mother's heart.

Have a fantastic day celebrating life
Birthday Girl!


  1. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter. It was good to get to know her more.


  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter and congratulations to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Daughters can be sweet, it sounds like you got lucky Sandi!
    Happy Birthday Jessica, it sounds like you have an awesome mom! Love Di ♥

  5. What a cutie and so pretty too! Happy birthday to her and I guess a happy birth day to you too!

  6. Lovely post. Happy Birthday Jessica and may you have your wish come true.

  7. I get to see her at work, too, when I go to the Great Harvest Bread Company. She's a sweetheart, and you are incredibly lucky to have each other! Happy Birthday, Jessica! :-)

  8. Dear Jessica,
    Happy birthday! How blessed you are to have a mother who clearly loves you so devotedly.
    And she is blessed to have a daughter who's branched out and brought newness into her mother's life.


  9. What a lovely tribute to your beautiful daughter! It is wonderful that you two are so close to each other.

  10. Happy Birthday, Jess! You've grown into a woman to be proud of for sure, but I'm not the least surprised.


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