Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Birthday Greetings To My Daughter

There is a special bond between a mother and her daughter that lasts forever despite any interruption. When my daughter's birthday rolled around, I decided to share some old photographs to celebrate the day since we could not be together. The internet interrupted my plans.  For six hours I attempted to rectify the internet-disruption-of-service issue we have been experiencing for a month. As time rolled on, my stress increased until a picture popped up on my screen. It offered a solution. Take the modem's yellow wire and place it in the red connector box and not the yellow one like the service provider said. 

With that issue resolved, I proceeded to beat the clock in time for a happy-birthday-wish-video chat. Old photos were scanned and created into an e-card. A text message was sent out and birthday wishes exchanged. During the video chat, I shared more old photos while my daughter, husband, and daughters were traveling home from an outdoor picnic. Three-year-old Sierra was especially intrigued by the photo of Mommy as a little girl with the American Girl Doll, Samantha, waving at her. 


This morning I decided to add a song, "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Wormack, for the festivities. Its line, "Time is a wheel in constant motion" offered an uplifting message: live a life full of taking chances and not being afraid to move beyond the comfort zone. With this thought, I rest assured that my daughter will pass on her spirit of hope and resiliency to her daughters.

Pause for a moment and listen to "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Wormack.


Tonight a birthday cake will be shared video-style and a pandemic-style birthday
will be remembered forever.



Sending my slice of life into the universe of writing at Two Writing Teachers.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for the post! That was so lovely to read. I love you.

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    1. Devin, I am so surprised to see this public response. I was touched by your personal message and then found this one. Thank you for being my loving daughter and wonderful mother to sweet Sierra and happy Aurora, our darling granddaughters. May this birthday bless your year with happiness.

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  2. What a beautiful tribute! Words, pictures, and lyrics. Such a talent you have that captures so much about your daughter and your love for her!

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    1. Thank you, Fran, for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

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  3. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. I think many children are amazed to see pictures of their parents as children. After all, it's mommy or daddy and not someone else's little child they see. Happy birthday to your daughter.

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    1. Thanks for the response and the birthday greetings for my daughter. My little granddaughter kept asking me to share the photos of her mother as a little girl to a 16-year-old I was showing her on Google Duo. It was a good distraction for her as she sat in her car carrier seat in the dark after an outside picnic for her Mommy.

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  4. Beautiful. I am glad that the technology issue resolved and you were able to create the photo show for your daughter. Please pass on my birthday greetings from Estonia.

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    1. How sweet to have a birthday greeting from Estonia, Terje. Thank you and have a good transition into fall. The weather is changing here.

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  5. Playing catch-up this morning. What a lovely tribute to your daughter! Your skills are out of the park. There's nothing like the bond between a daughter and her mother. What fun you created for Devin's special day.

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