Friday, September 11, 2009

twenty seven

I didn't have anything in mind to post today, until my mom called yesterday and requested to be my guest blogger for the day. I love doing Happy Birthday posts, but I was not about to write my own! So I caved.

Here she goes...

September 11th, 1982.

27 years ago today, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. 7lbs. 11oz. 19 inches long. We named her Heather Kate. Giving birth to this tiny human being, was the most amazing thing I had ever experienced at that point in my life. I was thrilled! A little girl that I could dress in red keds and matching oshkosh overalls. A little girl that I could spend my days with exploring and creating. A partner to go to the beach with. Someone to read to. Someone that would change my life. And that you did!

From early on, I could see your artistic side developing. Your love to create, write and to dance. You wanted to be a teacher from the minute you started second grade. It seems like yesterday, I would walk down the hall past your bedroom to see you standing and reading out loud to a row off dolls and animals across the room.

You also loved to plan. Boy, did we plan parties. Months in advance. Between the two of us there were no details left undone. From perfectly themed parties to coordinating hats, shoes and socks for every outfit, we had lots of fun together. Fun that I still get to have with you today.

Unbelievably, now there are two more "Kates" in our family. Chloe Kate and Camden Kate. A whole new generation of party planners, creators and organizers are developing before my eyes. Chayse- our guy's-guy all the way- keeps us real with the reminders that every outfit doesn't have to match and it is OK to play in the dirt!

In no way could I put all of the joy you have brought to me in a couple paragraphs. I want you to know Heather, that you could not have been a better daughter and friend to me, thank you for growing into such an beautiful person. I am so lucky. We are all so lucky to have you in our lives- your sisters, brother, husband and children, friends and family. Thank you for always being you! I am so proud to be your mom.

Happy Birthday!
I Love You!!!


20 comments:

B.jane said...

Soo Sweet! Happy Birthday!
Buffy

Danielle said...

Aww, your mom's letter is so sweet it almost made me cry. Happy Birthday, Heather!

ShoozieShoes said...

Now tell me you posted this without crying....

Happy Birthday!

Lindsey said...

What a great post. It made me cry! I would love it if Marina ended up sharing her birthday with such a beautiful person.

Happy birthday, Heather!!!

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

Happy birthday!!!! What a beautiful post. You and your mom look so much alike. Here's to the best year yet.

Laura said...

hope there is a beautiful cake involved...

Kim Reitz said...

This gave me goosebumps! So sweet. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

mel said...

Beautiful post! Happy, Happy Birthday Heather! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Aurora said...

Happy Birthday Heather! What a sweet post from your sweet Mom! :)

Michell Page Morgan said...

that was beautifully written - you received the gift from your Mama! You both are truly inspirations. You touch my heart as you have touched our lives. big happy birthday hugs heather kate!

JackieD said...

happy birthday!!

Sarah said...

What a sweet and beautiful birthday post from your mommy.
You both are BEAUTIFUL!

Happy Birthday, Heather!!

Tegan and Tage said...

I LOVE that your mom was your guest blogger today. Great job Carrie! And Heather, you absolutely deserve the best. I wish I was there to treat you to a Jell-o shot through a black licorice straw. :) I love you! Happy, HAPPY Birthday!!!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday, Heather! What a beautiful note from your Mom. I'm teary.

Sherryl said...

Happy birthday Heather! That is the sweetest post ever! You look so much like your mommy!

kkmom said...

Happy bday Heather! Love the blog Carrie!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Happy birthday, Heather!! :)

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

I loved reading this - such a beautiful and sweet post! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

Kasey said...

my first time here...love it.
what a fab post.
xo

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Happy Birthday Heather, a beautiful heartfelt birthday post from your Mom. Very special in deed.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth