Sunday, August 19, 2007

Happy 20th, Lovely Daughter!

I actually woke up at 2:01 this morning. Apparently an inner clock was set to mark the end of my life as a mother of teenagers.

She's working in a law firm and planning a celebration trip to an amusement park for later this week with her best childhood friends.

Today she's celebrating by taking me to the last day of an Ansel Adams exhibition.

By this time next week, she'll be back in Oregon. She's got a fall semester job planning events for Japanese students and a spring semester in Prague ahead of her.

Who could possibly have imagined what lay ahead for that little 6-pound-7-ounce bundle nestled up next to me twenty years' worth of mornings ago?

(The image enlarges quite nicely with a click, if I do say so myself. I think the child has reached adulthood quite nicely as well!)

13 comments:

LawAndGospel said...

Enjoy the day enjoying your blessings! She does indeed look "lovely" and both of you have so much to look forward to!

Anonymous said...

Happy happy birthday to your lovely daughter!
Have a great outting with the birthday girl!

Marian

Lovie said...

Loved the post about your daughter. Gosh, don't they continue to amaze as they grow. It is so fun to watch (well, most of the time). Two of mine made me grandmother again this summer-all girls. Our family seems to like it that way.
I tried to post the other day and couldn't so I left you a message in Mitford.
Cindy(leenora)

more cows than people said...

she is lovely- and blessed! oregon! prague! (two of my favorite places in the world!) and a great mom!

Cuidado said...

Is this the daughter you took to PEI?
Lovely

Gannet Girl said...

I've only got one! We were just talking about that trip, and how we spent her birthday in the vortex of the Toronto thunderstorm airport snafu.

Lisa :-] said...

Yes, she is lovely. And so talented! An apple which did not fall far from the tree. :)

Carol said...

Very happy birthday wishes to the Lovely Daughter and congratulations to you on a job being very well done. I hope your day was happy from start to finish.

mompriest said...

Oh, lovely, hope it was a wonderful day for you and her!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Happy birthday to lovely daughter!! So much life ahead.

Hope you have a wondrous day.

Quotidian Grace said...

Happy belated Birthday to LD!!What a lovely girl, indeed. You have every reason to feel proud and blessed.

Jan said...

Hope you daughter continues to feel birthday blessings. She is beautiful and beloved, I can tell. Our children's birthdays are days of celebration forever for us.

emmapeelDallas said...

She's beautiful, and if she's taking you to an Ansel Adams exhibit to celebrate her birthday...well, you done good!

:)