Saturday, June 07, 2008

Happy Birthday

In the early hours,
30 years ago,
you were ready.
Me too!
I couldn't wait to meet you.

Your inquiring mind asked,
"What's this and why is that?"

"Who are they and where is that?"

I did not always know.
You kept me on my toes.

You sought your why.
You found your when and where.

You made the how.

Life was a puzzle for you and full of delights.

You went on adventures.
You kept asking, "Why and why not."
You did not give up.

You were a brave girl stepping out into unknown territory.
You found a city where the weather matched your clothes.
Here you are putting down your roots.
Here you are carving your niche.
It is very good.

I cannot be with you today
to celebrate your day of all days.
My vitality is too low to travel the miles.
I celebrate in my heart the day you were born.

I fly you away home.

I see you in the candle light and the wishes on first stars.

You are never far from me.

Only a bird song away.

I am so very proud of you.
You are you!
You are my beloved daughter
in whom I am well pleased.

~Happy Birthday~


Cheryl said...

Beautiful post.....for a beautiful daughter, I am sure.
She will see this today and smile Sherry.....
your words always touch my heart.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and a wonderful tribute for sure!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful poem and illustration for your little girl's birthday. The big 30. A good milestone.

Anonymous said...

A lovely tribute to a lovely woman! I send her happy birthday wishes and a year of of untold blessings in her life. . .carol

meggie said...

Happy Birthday to your Daughter.

Mary said...

Your daughter must be wonderful - after all, she's your daughter :o)

kkryno said...

Awww, Sherry; this post made me cry-- mamma tears though; so it's all good. My daughters are in New Mexico, so I can understand the distance factor; but I am blessed with a decent constitution at this time, so I have no room for complaints! They will be out this way at the end of June for 10 days, with my first grand-daughter in tow; so all is bliss! I am on cloud NINE! ;) V.

Deb said...

Such a beautiful post Sherry. Happy Birthday Wishes to your daughter.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
She is a sweetie! I do miss her.
I hope she enjoys her birthday post!

Q said...

Dear Tom,
Thanks! I feel stuck in the mid-west while she is playing on the west coast!
She has lots of birds I have never seen too. She went to the Portland zoo and a Lorikeet perched on her head. I think she liked that.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
It is a milestone...
She has grown up to be a very beautiful woman. Very wise too. I respect her and am glad she hears her own song and follows her heart.
I am very proud of her.
I miss her too.

Q said...

Dear Carol,
So very kind of you! My daughter comes to Corner and will appriciate all the blessings and comments.
Thank you!

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
Thank you.
My daughter and I spent time together on the phone. Her mate sent birthday pictures. She had lots of presents. He even baked her a cake!!
I think she had a nice birthday.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
She is her own person too. I am so glad she folllowed her heart and moved to Portland, Oregon. It is far away for me but it is where she wanted to live. She likes cool, rainy days. I do miss her very much.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
How wonderful your daughters and new grand daughter will be with you soon. Ten days will fly by!
I have flown three different times to visit my daughter, long flights!
We do miss them!
Thank you for your friendship! Yes, Mommma tears...

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Thank you.
She is a darling! Smart and wise and beautiful!
I do miss her.