Monday, June 17, 2013

Our One Ewe Lamb's Birthday!


R.H. and I have one daughter. Even though she hoped for a little sister, it was not to be. 
Truthfully, we think she's come to like that she only has brothers.


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How could one little girl have been so much a tomboy, and yet have so much 
"enjoyed being a girl"?


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How could a kindergartner who insisted on wearing a purple flowered shirt to school,
 with green stripe pants, have grown up to have so much style?


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She continued to amaze us, even going on to earn her degree while raising two sons.
 I often stood in awe of the great job she did with both.


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Through a sad year of divorce, one constant was the love between 
our grandsons and their mother--
and between our grandsons and their father.


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There were some years there where she once again needed her mother and father,
 especially her strong father.


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Eventually there came a day when this Tennessee daughter of ours
 met a wonderful man from Massachusetts--in Florida!


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Over time, two families realized that they would be very happy to become one.


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And so they did.


 Happy birthday, dearest daughter!

 You were beautiful in your wedding gown, 
but then you've always been beautiful to us,
 even in a purple flowered shirt and green stripe pants.










18 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!!!

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  2. Sweet, sweet post. I love the way you unfolded this story. xo, Olive

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  3. Hello Dewena,

    A Happy Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! May she be blessed with health, happiness and love! Thank you for sharing this sweet portrait of your girl!

    Have a great week!

    Poppy

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  4. Your daughter sounds like a very special woman, a younger version of you, I'm sure! I hope you are all having a wonderful celebration.
    Maureen

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  5. why on earth am i sitting here with tears in my eyes!
    but i am.
    this is a beautiful post. not only a tribute to christy herself but bryan as well and the two of them making a wonderful family whole. such healthy and beautiful children... ALL! i'm proud of them right along with you and i don't even know them!
    i'm thinking her mom and dad were the guiding light and still are. lovely dewena. lovely. xo

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  6. Now this was a sweet post!!!
    Happy birthday to your amazing daughter!!!

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  7. Beautiful post, Dewena. And beautiful daughter and family!

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  8. Beautiful post with a happy ending!

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  9. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful and beautiful daughter. Happy birthday to her!

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  10. Dewena, such a sweet love story; thanks for sharing and many years of happiness to all of you.

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  11. Just lovely, so touching and beautiful! :)

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  12. Dewena, this was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful daughter. How wonderful to show and tell her how proud you are, and you are justified in your pride. It sounds like she has turned into an amazing woman. I love that first photo of her in that precious dress. laurie

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  13. All I have to say is, I love this post Dewena. Fabulous, beautiful daughter!

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  14. You did a great job raising her - and you forgot to mention, she's a knock-out beauty!

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  15. So lovely. A beautiful story. A beautiful daughter. I know you are proud. XO

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  16. Dewena, this is the sweetest
    tribute, ever. It's evident that
    the apple did not fall far from
    her momma "tree!" I love a good
    happily ever after.....

    xo Suzanne

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and stories about your beautiful daughter. She is gorgeous!

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