Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Day Like No Other Day

On September 15, 1987, it was a day like no other. Sure, the Pope came to visit Los Angeles. (I only know that because we have the newspaper from that day). But something bigger, greater, better, fantastic..happened on that day.

Ev'Yan Whitney was born. My baby girl, you changed my life in a way that is hard to describe in a short blog post. You showed me the many facets of love. From the very first glimpse of your face, I fell head over heels in love, knowing that there was nothing I wouldn't do for you. No, I didn't prepare for the naughtiness that seemed to come out of nowhere by the time you were 8 months old. You did everything way before your time from walking to talking to letting the whole world know that it was changed because of you.

When I look at the young woman that you are now, I am filled with so much love and joy and of course, pride to not only call you my daughter but also my very best friend.

We've had some pretty great journeys that have brought us to where we are today. I'm so happy that we are all experiencing life anew in this place we all call home now...Oregon. There's no other place I'd rather be than to be here with you.

I love you for your courage to try new things because its your courage that inspires me.

Thank you for including me in on things that not every 48 year old mommy would be included in. I feel blessed and special to know that you too, call me your friend.

Happy 24th birthday. I only wish my computer hadn't exploded so I could post pictures of you with your sweet baby face. No worries though....those memories are etched deep inside my heart.

I love you my sweet baby girl! Have a birthday that you will never forget!!!



Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a sweet post....I get the blog title so much...I feel the same way

Formerly known as Frau said...

What a beautiful tribute to your baby girl! I hope she has an amazing birthday.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Happy Birthday Ev Yan Whitney!

What a lovely tribute you wrote, Simone!!

Tiffany said...

Ah so sweet.

Peace, Love and Chocolate,

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Aaaaawwwww! Happy birthday to your baby girl!

Helene said...

Love this's so sweet!!!! Happy birthday to your baby girl!!! So hard to believe she's not a baby anymore, I'll bet!

Connie said...

The relationship between a Mom and her daughter is so special. Glad you have experienced it too.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Happy Birthday Ev Yan. Love her name. It's so hard to believe our babies are women. My baby is 26. Big sigh...

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sorry I'm late to the party but a very happy and belated birthday to your sweet Ev'Yan. I know how very special your girls are to you and I've always be impressed by the close relationship you all share.

xo jj

Nezzy said...

Dang...stinkin' computers anyway!

Here's sendin' that sweet precious young woman of yours a very belated happy birthday wish. She sounds like a remarkable gal. What a sweet, sweet tribute.

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day! :o)

Buckeroomama said...

Belated birthday greetings to your sweet girl. :)

I've always been meaning to ask... how did you ever come up with her name? I love it!

Annesphamily said...

Happy birthday to your sweet daughter! KIds are grand! Hugs to you both!


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