Sunday, March 1, 2009

Daughters Are A Blessing!!!

I am so blessed to have such amazing daughters!! They are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. They are the joy of my life and I thank God for them every day! They are not only my daughters, they are my best friends as well. We love spending time together doing "girlie" things and they keep me up to date on the latest fashions, makeup, etc. Where would I be without them?

This is Lauren's graduation in December from graduate school. She got her Master's degree in Accounting and is now working for one of the big accounting firms. She loves her job and we are so proud of her!! Here are my girls at a shower that was held for Lauren when she got married. That was such a special time in my life. Lauren's wedding was so beautiful and we had so much fun helping her plan for her big day. She and her husband had dated for 8 years, so he was already like a member of our family. He is a sweetheart and we love him so much. He is so good to Lauren and makes her feel so special. He is a wonderful husband!

This picture was taken at a shower that was given by my dear friends Sherian and Marilyn when Lauren got married. It was awesome and the decorations were incredible. Lots of pink and white. Of course!!! I will have to post about this shower someday. You all would love seeing the pictures, as it was so beautiful!

This picture was taken at a tea that was given by my dear friends Nancy, Susan and Diana. They wanted to celebrate Lauren's upcoming wedding and they gave this tea to kick off all the wedding festivities. It was so much fun and the food was so delicious. My friend Susan is the pastry chef at the Country Club here, so you can imagine how awesome the food was. I will have to post about the tea sometime. (Don't you love Adelaide's hair curly?) She wears it that way sometimes and I just love it!

This is a recent picture of my girls when they were home visiting. Aren't they just the most adorable girls? I think so, but I guess that is a Mom thing. I am so proud of both my girls. I had cancer 5 years ago and they were right there with me to lift me up and see me through. I couldn't have made it without them. Thanks girls, you don't know how much you mean to me. I love getting that phone call, text or email each day. It is always so good to hear from you. I also cherish our time together, now that they are not at home. We love to shop, watch movies, get our nails done, go to Barnes and Noble, etc. Anything to just be together.

Notice my Granddog, Chi-Chi, on the left and our dog, Holly, on the right.

I thank God everyday that he has blessed me with such wonderful daughters. As a Mom I could not ask for anything more. You bring joy to my life each day! Thanks for being the amazing young women that you both are!!! I AM SO PROUD OF BOTH OF YOU!!!



  1. Your daughters are beautiful! I say the same thing about my daughter when people tell us how beautiful she is...her true beauty is her heart. I'm so happy for you that you have such a good time with your girls.


  2. Oh my.............they are just stunning and you must be so very proud. I'll bet you had to beat the gentlemen caller's off with a stick, no???
    What beauty's you have raised....and they sound like beauty's inside as well.
    Prince and I miss our's every single day. Every day (though we're glad they all have jobs, lol).
    Take good care and......

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  3. Your girls are beautiful. Mine both have curls but straighten it most days. I love the curly too.

    Daughters are just the best thing ever...and two daughters are double the blessing. I just spoke to one of mine on the phone and I cannot wait to have them here this weekend. This was a very sweet post.

  4. Now, isn't this gonna be the best thing ever when they read your blog today! So sweet and special! Daughters are wonderful - and so are Daughters-in-law {if you're lucky like I am to have a wonderful one}

  5. Just stopping by via Kat and thought I'd leave a comment...hope you don't mind.

    We are empty nesters here too so your blog title caught me eye. I could identify with your post today. I also have a 20 year old daughter and I just love being around her. She is a sophomore in college in another state and I miss her terribly. It's been a hard adjustment on the one hand but I'm so proud of her on the other. Isn't being a mom hard sometimes!?! We also have a 23 year old son who recently moved 3 hrs away so we truly are empty nesters these days.

    Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday and I'll stop back by for another visit soon. Take care!

  6. I totally agree with you. I have four beautiful daughters and they too are the loves of my life. I couldn't imagine my life without them. Wait till they start giving you grandkids. As awesome as motherhood is, being a grandma is something you can't explain to someone. You just have to have the feeling yourself. Thanks for such a lovely post.

  7. You have been blessed with lovely daughters!

  8. You are such a wonderful mother! BTW, I ordered myself a necklace like Adelaide got for her bday. And I love it!

  9. Hi M! Your daughters are adorable and you can definitely tell they are sisters; such pretty eyes too!!! I am so glad that you used the word "had" cancer and you are okay now!!!! I miss my daughter sooo much since she moved out in December so I know how special the time spent with our daughters is now! I'm also glad you have a wonderful son-in-law! Not always so easy to find!!!lol Have a great week!!! Sincerely, Jeannette

  10. Your daughters are so pretty.
    I love that you have such a great relationship with them. I enjoy spending time with both my kids, but there's just something very special about a daughter. She is one of my best friends too. She calls me every day on her way to work and on the way home...and sometimes in between. ;)
    It's great isn't it?!!
    That's so sweet that your girls helped take care of you when you were so ill. I'm thankful you are doing well now. I know they are too. God is so good.
    This post blessed me. I know exactly how you feel.
    I'm close to my mom too. She's almost 78 and still very much one of my closest friends. I can tell her anything! And she's always interested in my stories.
    I loved your comment on my last post. It cracked me up when you said "Who does he (Kenny G) think he is?" :)
    Have a great week!

  11. oh, that is so sweet! i'm very close to my mom too. i hope that ella and i will have that special bond as well. i'm an only child but think it'd be so cool to have a sister. i'm not sure if ella will be an only child yet or not, but i think it would be pretty neat to have two little girls.

  12. What a beautiful tribute to your stunning daughters... God certainly gave you a gift when you had them..this truly touched my heart...hugs ~lynne~

  13. Your daughters are beautiful! You have a lot to be proud of. My daughter and I are extremely close. She just graduated from college and now is planning her wedding. Lots of fun days ahead!

  14. What beautiful girls and what a sweet, sweet mama! Have a great day :)

  15. What a delightful post! I loved seeing photos of you and Lauren and Adelaid. You are all so beautiful and have such huge hearts! I am so thrilled each of you is part of the blogging community! Thank you for all your kindness and the many smiles your provide!

  16. What a sweet and loving mom you are! You remind me a lot of my own mom. I bet your daughters just love you to pieces as well. Have a wonderful night!

  17. Aw mom, that made me cry! I am so blessed to have such a great relationship with you. Coming to college I have run across so man girls who can't stand their mom and my heart breaks for them. They are missing out on so much! I can never begin to repay you for your constant love, encouragement, and support, especially over the last few years. I love your generous heart for people around you. You are definitely a light for the Lord. I love you! And I'm excited to see you in 3 days! Spring break is going to be so fun :)

  18. That is so sweet! What a wonderful relationship you have with your girls--they are lucky to have such a wonderful mother.

  19. Aww what a sweet post! I love you!