Monday, July 14, 2014

My Daughter's Birthday

*Edited  re-post.  From the time I was about 15, I knew what I would name a daughter. Shannon was my grandmother's maiden name, and I always thought it was lovely.  So when my first daughter was born on July 15, 1969, she became Shannon. She was a happy child, except for that one time when her great Aunt Lily pinched her cheeks once too often and Shannon stuck a fork in her hand.....LOL   She was a pretty baby; a very charming child and has grown into a beautiful woman, of whom we are most proud. The mother of four went to nursing school (while taking care of her four, a husband, his three, three dogs and two cats) and is now a cardiac nurse,  still in school and on her way to a grad degree.

Meanwhile, she has just bought a new home for herself and moved. We are proud of that, but we don't like that she is 70 miles away. Come August, three of her children will be in college, and only one remains home with her mom. We know it isn't easy, but we have faith in you!

Have a wonderful birthday, our darling daughter; it has always been and remains a pleasure to have you in our family!  And you don 't look your age!!


Granny Annie said...

You had to know from the moment she stuck a fork in Aunt Lily's hand that you had a winner:)

Arkansas Patti said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Loved the moxie of the forking.
What a lovely, accomplished daughter. Be proud Mom for you should be.

robin andrea said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Hope she had a wonderful celebration.

Jay said...

Happy birthday, Shannon.

Clearly a proud mom here, and with reason. Such a lovely tribute to your daughter. You know, apples tend not to fall far from the tree.

Celia said...

Happy Birthday to Shannon and happiness to you both.