We all say “time flies” and are amazed and/or alarmed when another week, month or year has passed. But take a longer period of time, look back – and then go and try and remember how it felt to look forward… Wow. That’s quite something!!
On this photo, I was 19 and that little baby was just over a day old. The odds were rather against us in many ways, but fate, luck, an optimistic outlook, family, friends and probably a few guardian angels in various guises, amongst other things, prevailed and today, it’s 30 years later and I feel a bit like I haven’t quite stopped spinning and whoosh, here we are!
Cheerful, inquisitive, easy and game for anything have always been qualities my little daughter seems to have had from the start. She has won hearts with her helpful, sunny nature all her life, played, worked and laughed hard, and made the effort to grow and grow… It has been more than worthwhile to invest in her musical and dance talents and encourage her language and intellectual skills. It has been enormous fun being a mother (most of the time! ;o) – and having the gift of my daughter’s friendship is invaluable, as well as a son-in-law and grandchildren LOL!! We are incredibly grateful that this is the way it is!
From this, her 1st birthday, to this, her 29th and all the years inbetween and to come, thank you so much – and Happy 30th Birthday!!!
I can only say, “Hear, hear!” You have every reason to be a proud Mami xx
Happy Birthday to you both x
A wonderful post from a mother to her daughter. Happy Birthday, and may there be many happy returns for you both.
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How nice to read is that. I’ve got three daughters myself
Thanks for reblogging this post, Catterel.These are very beautiful photos..
Yes, time flies and to turn 30., “Wow. That’s quite something!!”
Lovely photos , happy birthday – doesn’t seem a minute since Kyrena was showing us round her primary school in 1992 !!! Mel having a sort out the other day and found the hat you kindly knitted for Matt when he was born 1993- doesn’t quite fit him now.
Love from Sandra, Glen ,Matt and Sophie.
Probably not the trend for young men these days, either ;)!!
Thanks for your good wishes, I will pass them on. It was a bright, warm sunny day with the grandkids stripped off and skipping around in the sunshine, gorgeous 🙂 Now it’s snowing…
We had a good laugh over old photos, too! x
Were you not / are you not beautyfull!
Yup, she has a lot to answer for LOL ;)!!!