2.11.2011

she read, she saw, she turns 25


The photo above is of my daughter.  I set up a pretend restaurant for lunch on the back porch.  She wore a straw cowboy hat with red trim and one of my old dresses pulled up over her tshirt.  I see the chipped nail polish on those pudgy little hands and the concentration on her face as she eats her (still) favorite food - pasta, my heart sings.  That was about 20 years ago.  Where does the time go my friends?

The Fortune-Telling Birthday Book might be just for fun but they sure got my daughter pegged.


She is turning 25.  It happens Sunday.  I won't physically be there with her but my heart will be, it always is.

Have a great weekend - see you on Monday when I announce the winner of the necklace giveaway.  If you haven't entered there is still time, click here.

34 comments:

Felicity said...

Dear Jeanette, what a wonderful mother you are.
The deep love you have for your daughter shines through in every post that you write about her and although you won't be together for her birthday I know you will make it very special anyway.

Thank you for introducing me to the Fortune-Telling Birthday book. I've just followed your link and read through the first couple of pages.
My birthday quote was spot on - March 16.

Felicity x

jandjhome said...

So sweet. I hope she has a wonderful Birthday.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

such a sweet tribute-my youngest turns 8 on Monday-so happy birthday to the girls!

Tess Kincaid said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. Where does it go??

quintessence said...

Oh Jeanette - what an adorable photo!! It is my daughter's birthday today! She is 18!! I just can't believe it - seems like yesterday she was the age of your daughter here. Wishing your a wonderful day as well!!

bronwyn said...

That was beautiful Jeanette. And 25...wow! You must be so proud. Happy birthdya to your lovely daughter. :)

Maria said...

Happy Birthday MJM! 25! Woo Hoo!!
Precious picture! Makes me wish my boys had grown up playing restaurant with you! Oh the fun your mom and I would have had! Pasta on the ceiling - ahhh, good times!

And yes, J, I echo Felicity - your love for her shines through.

Happy weekend!

Krystal said...

that is such an amazing shot of her and happy birthday to her. She is so luck to have you as a mom I think :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter. And why wouldn't she be? She has a great mom!

daily mix LA said...

happy bday to your daughter - that is one adorable picture!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

She's lucky to have such a wonderful mother. Happy early birthday to her!

kroney said...

Love this pic!!!
Yes, the birthday book is right on!
She is a credit to you and A.H!

Teenage Bride said...

Jeanette you are an amazing woman and a fabulous mother... If I turn out to be half the mom you are then I will be happy.

MJM said...

She truly is the best mother in the universe. I couldn't have imagined better parents. Love you Momma! And thank you for the birthday wishes everyone. They are deeply appreciated. :)

Andrew H. said...

What a great photo. Funny how favorite foods can stick with someone forever.

Happy early birthday to 'the kid'! We will miss you on your b-day but are looking forward to seeing you next month!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

The universe? Okay that MIGHT be stretching it just a bit :)

angryparsnip said...

awwwwwwwwww, so sweet, they grow up too fast.
What a lovely memory !

Happy Birthday to you both Mum and Daughter.

cheers, parsnip

Nicole said...

Oh such a cute photo! I don't get that pleasure of such fun things with my step-daughter... maybe someday I'll have a daughter too... to spoil like that! Happy birthday to her!

Stitchfork said...

They age, we don't, right?! Happy birthday to your daughter!
xo Cathy

Beatnheart said...

Did my comment go bye-bye. I’ll try again. Happy Birthday lucky daughter of Jeanette.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Where does the time go? All of a sudden they are grown up, aren't they/

Mo Pie, Please said...

This has me teary eyed! What a lovely post to your daughter. She is so lucky to have such a wonderful mom like you!!

Stacey said...

I adore that picture! I wish her a very happy birthday and i so admire the relationship between you two. Have a great weekend dear friend. XX

the runaway romantique said...

awww, this post is so heart-warming :) I hope she has a great birthday and I hope you know that you're a wonderful mother! Have a great weekend :)

therunawayromantique

Debby said...

Such a beautiful post. I love that photo of your younger daughter.... so precious. She is lucky to have such a cool Mom. xo

koralee said...

Ahhhhh....happy birthday to your sweet daughter. xoxo

Laurie Chaney said...

A beauty, your little cowgirl..
Happy Birthday!
Close your eyes and make a wish..

Melissa said...

Jeanette,

I remember this little girl. I had the pleasure of her company on more than one occasion to spend time with her at this age. She was such a sweet little soul. So polite, respectful and well beyond her years. I loved spending time with the two of you back then.
Now I have a little girl just about this age and she is one of the most beautiful blessings in my life.

Sure wish we lived closer, my dear friend. Please wish her a Happy Birthday from me when you speak to her. Love to you both. Melissa Fish

vicki archer said...

Dear Jeanette, I just read your Valentine's piece at 'Women's Voices for Change'...It is a very lovely read....thank you, xv.

Pam said...

A beautiful photo. Happy Birthday wishes to your daughter. You must be very proud of her, and she, you.

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww..that photo is sooo adorable:) Hope she had an amazing Bday:) Muah

little t said...

Your daughter is too cute!

audrey marie said...

if this isn't the cutest picture ever i don't know what is!!

Julie Smith said...

Aw, Happy Belated Birthday wishes to your girl! So very sweet.:)