LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Daughter

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday.  She was such a delightful baby and I thought motherhood was just grand.  The most adaptable infant I ever knew, she was willing to eat early or eat late.  If we needed to be up early, she would go to sleep early.  She hardly ever fussed and whined about anything.


Here she is two days old and already bored with us.




There was never a time when she didn't love books.









And she was so happy about every little thing.  All presents on Christmas or birthday were greeted with equal levels of enthusiasm and a big smile.






She loved the beach and could amuse herself there for hours on end.



Easy going and even tempered, she was also surprisingly independent.  She seemed always to assess each new situation and determine what she needed to do to adjust to it.  On her first day of kindergarten she met the teachers and walked around the room.  [My first born...going to school.]  After a few minutes she came over to me and gently touched my arm.  I leaned down and she whispered to me, "I think it's time for the mothers to go home now."


She didn't lose her smile even when her mouth was full of metal.




And the years of torture in braces paid off.  Here she is in high school.


There comes a time when your daughter is all grown up and independent.  Our daughter is a very loving and caring adult.  Isn't it nice to make the transition from parent to friend?  And my daughter is definitely my friend.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DAUGHTER!!!

26 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

How blessed you were and are! A lovely series of photos!

Rudee said...

A very Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a sweet tribute!!!!
Happy birthday to your sweet girl.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Family is so SPECIAL. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Cicero Sings said...

For two days old she was a lovely looking baby even given the big yawn ... and she grew up to be a lovely looking young lady too. I'm sure she does you proud. I'm glad she is your friend as well as daughter! Happy Birthday to her.

TaraDharma said...

This is the sweetest post...going back in time with photos...going back with pride, knowing how well the thing worked out - to be friends. I know my mother feels the same way, and I feel the same with my own daughter. To be friends, to know someone so intimately -- it is the best.

Happy Birthday!

Karin said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. She does have a winning smile. Friendships with our children are such a joy. Very lovely post.

carolina nana said...

What a wonderful loving post.Happy birthday to your daughter.
My grown up daughter is my friend also so I can relate how special that is !!!
Have a blessed day.

SouthernSass said...

Happy birthday to your daughter - I loved the photos of her. I am blessed with a beautiful and loving daughter, and I too am proud to call her my friend! :)

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Very sweet!

Elora said...

How very fortunate she is to have a mom like you! Wouldn't we all wish for that joy!

Happy Birthday....to you!

Elora

animal lover, quilt lover said...

What a beautiful daughter you have!!! Happy birthday to her!! You are a very lucky woman!!!!
Yes, my Tom is home!! He has the best looking scare I have ever seen! He is doing real good. He went to work today and it hasn't even been 2 weeks yet.....
Thanks for your visit!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

KB said...

What a wonderful series of photographs. They almost tell the story all by themselves. But, the little anecdote about "I think that it's time for mothers to go home now" had me laughing out loud!

Happy Birthday to your daughter and congratulations to a wonderful mother!

Sam said...

Nice photos!

Happy Birthday!

Sam

merrilymarylee said...

Just read KGMom's blog about her daughter's birthday. My daughter's is in a couple of weeks and now I've been able to celebrate your daughter's birthday, too! Loved seeing these photos of yours!

Happy Birthday to her and congratulations to you!

jeannette said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Jayne said...

My mom and I are the best of friends too! Hope her day was very wonderful!

KGMom said...

Yay--another October daughter. They are such a gift ... to us mothers.
And, oh my, you actually posted a pic from a time when girls don't like being photographed (at least in my experience)--with braces. My daughter has somewhat strictly adjured me NOT to dig out "those" pictures..

Kelly said...

Ahhhh....such a sweet tribute to your daughter! You're blessed. I hope she has a wonderful birthday.

Jill said...

Beautiful tribute to your daughter! I loved looking at the pictures. Happy Birthday to her!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a cute baby and beautiful girl... I know you are proud of her, Carolyn.... They do all grow up so fast don't they??? Happy Birthday to her..

In my blog yesterday, I posted a picture from your area. We were on the BRP not far from Mt. Pisgah... SO gorgeous. ...
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

A very Happy Birthday to your daughter. The pictures are precious and this is a wonderful tribute to her.

amarkonmywall said...

Daughters who grow up to be lovely young women and also a mother's friend- that's the absolute best. Happy Birthday to you both!

A blustery day in the 'hood, yes?

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for commenting everyone. Our daughter told me all adult children rue the day of scanners. I told her she should be glad I didn't pull out the Kodachrome slides and convert them.

robin andrea said...

This is a beautiful birthday tribute to your very wonderful daughter. Hope she had a great birthday!

Ruth said...

What a lovely tribute. You are both blessed to be part of such a loving family.