Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12

We met for the first time at 12:03 twenty eight years ago today.  When the doctor placed her in my arms it was love at first sight; she has held my heart since.  There is nothing I have enjoyed more than being her Momma.  Watching her grow into the beautiful, kind and confident woman she is today has been my greatest joy.

It has been said we are unusually close.  When we are together  we have the most wonderful time.  We giggle at the same things, finish each others sentences and talk, we've been told, in an unspoken code.  She is by far the best of me.

While celebrating her birthday this weekend she came up with the most wonderful plan (beware, there was champagne involved).  I will turn 60 at the end of the year in which she turns 30.  Wouldn't it be a grand time for us to go to Paris? 

The planning begins........


  1. Hi Bonnie,
    Oh this post really touched me. I have two daughters and one of them got married last June and it was the same month that I had my big birthday (like the one you have coming up). Two milestone events in one week was overwhelming. It was a very special time for me and my daughter. Paris would be so perfect for you to celebrate both those birthdays!
    xx Sunday

  2. Dear Sunday,

    Daughters are wonderful! I remember the year my daughter and I spent planning her wedding. It was so memorable. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I know you feel the same. I am not for sure how I will feel turning 60. Where does time go. Hugs! Bonnie

  3. Hello Bonnie:
    How wonderful that you have such a loving, close relationship with your daughter who now, as an adult, is also your friend. To share so much together must be a great joy to you both.

    The idea of a joint celebratory trip to Paris sounds to us to be a superb idea. Do do it for it will give you so much fun in the planning and then, afterwards, so many wonderful memories.

  4. What a great idea for the two of you to have a special celebration for a special year in a special place.

    Happy Birthday to your daughter.


  5. I loved this post. What a beautiful love letter to your daughter. I have 3 daughters who bring me so much joy also and I know how you feel.

    You must go to Paris!

  6. Such a delightful plan!!! My daughter and I went to England when she was 23 and I was 46. Her idea. I hold those memories close to my heart as we had such a wonderful time. :)
    Love the photo - Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! :)
    ~ Zuzu

  7. I love to celebrate my children's birthdays and know that I brought these beautiful people into this world.
    I think your plan sounds wonderful! Imagine all the memories just the two of you will have. Hold on to them all ~

  8. Happy Birthday to your daughter.
    Isn't it wonderful having daughters - I've got three.
    I think a trip to Paris sounds like a wonderful idea.

  9. You are very lucky to have such a great relationship with your daughter - Paris sounds wonderful. Go!

  10. Wow ~ I have three girls and I can only hope that we grow to have this wonderful of a sounds so special! With that being said...I love your header!

  11. I always have thought that Mothers should celebrate their children's birthdays themselves, too. Hope you had a great day! I like the Paris thing...

  12. To each and everyone, thank you so much for your kind responses. I am truly blessed. Bonnie

    p.s. this is when I wish I had the reply set up I had to "disarm".

  13. oh bonnie....what a beautiful picture!!

    and she has the BEST ideas!!