Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Daughter

I can’t believe my baby girl is 26 today. It wasn’t that long ago they were placing her in my arms for the first time. I tease her that I’m too young to be the mother of a 26 year old. I’ve been saying that since her 25th birthday. The truth of the matter is that I couldn’t be prouder to be her mother.

She’s smart, beautiful and kind. She was always smart as a young child. I remember when she was four years old and I made chocolate cake as a treat for dessert. I didn’t do this often, so she was really looking forward to it. We told her she had to finish her dinner before she could have a piece of cake. This was her response:

“My food compartment is full, but my dessert compartment is empty.”

Okay, she got major credit for using the word compartment at four years old and a piece of chocolate cake for using it correctly.

She calls us often and a smile always comes to my face when I hear her ringer on my phone.

I love you and my heart’s desire is to be with you today, but since I can’t I will have to give you extra hugs at Christmas.

© Nadine Zawacki 2009

I've always loved that picture of her and Tom.

11 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

She is the apple of her daddy's eye!
I love you Lisa!!!
Pops

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Your love for each other is radiating all over the universe today! Happy, Happy Birthday to your daughter and happy, happy day to you all!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I know you are very proud of her.
Susan

LDH said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your daughter! What a pretty little baby girl :)

palmtreefanatic said...

awww, so sweet! Happy birthday to your gorgeous girl
May she have a Blessed Day!

Demara said...

they look a lot alike in that photo :) And Happy Birthday to her...she is a cutie in the pic. and you are right was a very smart 4 year old.

Dawn said...

Love love love the 4-year-old story. That is such a great age!

Look at those matching hair-dos!

Scarlet said...

It's funny, Nadine, when you write about your husband, you make me want to be a better wife, and when you write about your daughter, I want to be a better mom. Why is that, Chica?? Is God putting you up to this?? :)

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful daughter! My desert compartment has always been empty too :)

Donna said...

What a beautiful picture of Lisa and her Daddy. Your love for your daughter knows no limits. I'm sure it traveled right to her heart even though you weren't able to be with her on her birthday.
Just like God's love, it can reach out anywhere and everywhere. She is a beautiful girl and your love for her is a treasure in her life.
I wonder if God misses us as much as we miss our loved ones when we can't be together. I think He does, even more so. God bless you today with a warm sense of His presence and His lavishing love for you and your family.

chelle said...

wow Tom had hair!
belated birthday wishes!