Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Happy Birthday dear Emily!
My daughter is an amazing woman. A year ago she was living in Ecuador when I wrote my birthday wishes to her. In that year she and her husband moved to the United States, found an apartment, bought a car, started new jobs, learned they would be parents and adjusted to life in the U.S. Emily gave birth, had a life-threatening medical emergency and learned that the teaching job she loved would not be available to her for next year. A lot to deal with in a short space of time, but she is coping. Like I said, she is amazing.

I love this picture taken in the hospital when Sofia was about a day old. Emily adores that baby and has devoted herself to being Sofia's mom with her whole heart. But then, that is no surprise, because she puts her heart into everything that is important to her. We are blessed to have her in our lives.

Good luck with your job interview and have a happy birthday, sweetie pie! I love you a lot.


  1. Happy Birthday Emily,

    Your Mom is right, you are a beautiful woman and deserve the very best. What a lucky prson Sophia is to have you as her mother.

  2. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Happy birthday, Emnily! You are a trooper and your mom and dad have good reason to be so proud of you.

  3. One beautiful family member after another. Thanks for the peak. You have a handsome family.

  4. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Happy Birthday, Emily! You are a wonderful mother to Sophia. Terry, I can echo your sentiments - the first time I met Emily she was a cute little girl with pigtails in her hair. I still remember her sitting on my lap during our picnic at the park.

  5. Anonymous4:26 AM

    Happy Birthday Emily!!! Hope the day is filled with a lot of fun and happiness for you...have a great time and enjoy your special day!!!

  6. Nice to hear a parent be so incredibly proud of their child. Out loud I mean. That wasn't the way my folks talk about their kids...too sounds fantastic! At least that's the way I talk about my kids now. What a thing for your daughter to read/hear you talking about her like that!

  7. Great reasons to be a proud Grandmother.

    Happy, happy birthday Emily!

  8. Anonymous2:38 PM

    What a loving Mother you are! Happy Birthday Day to YOU as well!