Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!


It was a beautiful, sunny May day when the baby of the family was born at home with her older sisters, extended family, and our closest friends gathered 'round to welcome her into the world. It's hard to believe that was 26 years ago.

After living far from home during the last couple of years, she's back and putting down roots in her first garden of her own. Imagine my excitement when she visited a few weeks ago and asked for information on planting a veggie garden! She went home with lots of motherly gardening tips, seeds, tomato starts, and an armload of books followed by emails full of links on veggie gardening.

Good luck with your veggie garden honey - I know you'll make a great gardener - it's in your genes after all!


I'm filled with joy having you back home. Happy Birthday sweetie - I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful Mother's Day gift. I love you!

24 comments:

  1. What a heartfelt post Linda. I hope my kids will someday share my love of gardening too. Have a nice Mother's Day!

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  2. I hope they will too Beth!

    It's not something I thought much about when the girls were small. I just enjoyed having them in the garden with me when they felt like being there, and didn't push them when they didn't.

    I enjoyed their company, their senses of delight and wonder at a tomato leaf tickling a leg, the worms, bees, birds, and blooms, and the delicious organic vegetables they plucked for themselves and ate with gusto still warm from the sun.

    It's a joy knowing my grandson will be lucky enough to enjoy a similar experience with his wonderful, beautiful mom.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Aww, how sweet! It must feel so great to know she's doing some gardening of her own....Happy mother's day!

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  4. Precious! Congratulations to all!

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  5. Thank you Marissa - I'm excited and tickled, and I think she'll really enjoy gardening.

    Thank you Barbee'!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  6. Happy Birthday!

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  7. Happy Mother's Day Tina!

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  8. Happy Mothers Day, Linda - a daughter living nearby is a reason to celebrate - the birthday makes it even better.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  9. Happy Birthday to your daughter! How wonderful that she inherited the gardening gene! :)

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  10. Happy Mother's Day, Linda, and happy birthday . I'm so pleased to know that your daughter is nearby.

    What a joy to be able to share your garden with your daughter and grandchild.

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  11. I'm so glad they're back Annie.

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Thank you Racquel, I figured it was just a matter of time! She got the gardening genes from both sides of the family, just like her blue eyes!

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Thank you Carolyn!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  12. Happy Birthday and Mother's Day to both of you respectively!

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  13. Linda, I have a niece that was born 35 years ago on Mothers' Day, and her Mother says the same thing.

    How thrilling to have your daughter back and to be able to share a love of gardening. My daughter is just getting interested, also. Hope your day is wonderful.

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  14. I feel your heart swelling with pride and rightly so, Linda ... she looks and sounds like carbon copy of her beautiful mother. Happy Mother's Day.

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  15. Linda, how very special your Mother's Day gift...a forever present! Some day, I hope my girls will pick up the gardening gene, too!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  16. Yay! That's so happy on all accounts! May 9 is also the birthday of a close friend of mine--so I think it's a great day! (And I've always wanted a birthday in either May or October (not November!)... but whataya gonna do?! :)

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  17. Thank you all!

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.

    The oldest and youngest were here, and my grandson wore George out. There's something about a little boy and a dog, and George hasn't slept better since the last time the little guy was here!

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  18. I hope she had a wonderful birthday and that your Mom's Day was as delightful. I'll get to see my son in July! That seems so far away! Gail

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  19. Having one's grown children in one's life has no greater joy! So happy to hear that your 'little one' is now near! Love that Polly Flinders dress and the smile. Happy Birthday.

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  20. Hi Linda, a gardening offspring who lives nearby is absolutely the greatest joy in life! How lucky you both are for the adventure you have in front of you. You will learn from each other too, for every gardener has their own way of doing things. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter.
    Frances

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  21. Lucky girl - she has a great teacher!

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  22. Oh, I wish my girls lived close to home!
    Brenda

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  23. A belated happy birthday to your "baby"! She had to be the best Mother's Day gift you've ever had.

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday wishes to your "baby girl"! Such a sweet post, I can feel your elation. My two girls are 25 and 32 years old, and finally my "baby" is asking for advise. We all went flower shopping on Mothers' Day together. I'm sure you two will have many special gardening moments to tresure!

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