Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to my beautiful Natalie

I was in labor…in the hospital for 3 days.  The doctor was trying to stop you from coming.  But you wanted to be here.

General Hospital was on the tv in the room and I was hurting.  I remember your daddy holding my hand….we were both so young.

Then they took me into the delivery room.  I wanted to stay and watch General Hospital on the black and white tv but you wouldn’t let me.  That’s ok…even though I was really scared, I was really excited too.

newborn, hours old

At 5 lbs. 2 oz  and 18” you were so tiny and cute.  I didn’t even get to go to my one and only and very first baby shower because you were born 5 weeks early, so the family put a shower together while we stayed in the hospital for 3 days.   I was ok with that….I had a new baby girl, and back then…we didn’t know what we were getting until you were born!



Natalie 2 weeks

You were your daddy’s princes from that very first day!  and still are to this day…



6 months



I guess baby’s eyes were always blue, but yours….were bluer than the ocean…I’m glad they eventually turned green like mine…




Age 2

Everyone always told me how beautiful you were and that you looked like Cindy Brady on the Brady Bunch!  You took forever to grow any hair….I did what I could with it





M&M's 15 months



Some days I couldn’t do a thing with it!…..




age 5 my sweet gir!

gradeschool age...








There were days when you wouldn’t let me do anything with it.  You were very strong willed….and still are……

But those curls….oh how I loved those curls!  Even though you hated them…

You went through lot’s of stages……….we all did…and still do…..

Love the dance!

Love the hair!








Remember the “Glam” shots?  No one could make you more beautiful than you already were, your skin has always been like a porcelain doll..

High school 80's!


Sometimes I wanted to scream when you did your make-up and hair…but it was the 80’s and we got through it…

High school…ah the good ole days!

Just try and remember that when Madi puts a little toooooo much on….hehehe


 all grown up! and BEAUTIFUL!

I remember how you seemed to grow up overnight…and became my friend and not the alien from mars that I thought I had given birth to….with a teenager of your own, I think you know what I mean right?




nat 2010

It seems like forever since I have seen you.  I look at your picture every single day.  I look forward to our phone calls almost every single day.   Last year’s visit seems like forever ago….yes…you are even more beautiful today…



Natalie 40th BD Even though you will turn 40 tomorrow January 29th, you will always be your daddy’s princess……….and my baby girl….always have been, always will be.  Thanks for the picture (above) that you sent me today….you look so happy….

Happy Birthday Natalie

I love you……..

We miss you……….

Can’t wait to see you………

Love always


Your mama…


Librarian said...

What a wonderful thing to do, write such a loving birthday post for your daughter!
That glam shot of her with the hat on is really fabulous, and I love the baby- and toddler-pictures :-)

Diana said...

Awwww....Darn you Linda! You made me miss my Ginny! She turns 30 in a few months. Don't you miss Natalie so much? Well I hope that she has a wonderful birthday, are you reading this Natalie, Happy Birthday. Now call your mom!! LOL!!!
Love Di ♥

shabby girl said...

Linda, what a beautiful post! And a beautiful girl!
Ah the 80's...those photos could be my daughter as well. lol, I swear they look so similar.

Wanda..... said...

Hope your beautiful daughter, Natalie had a great day, Linda.
Daughters are special, aren't they?

Teacher's Pet said...

Oh my goodness....what beautiful memories and photos that shared with us, Linda Lu!!!!
She is gorgeous....and has a wonderful Mama to post such a sweet Happy Birthday blog.

stardust said...

I know how you feel. Childrearing is one of the most creative and fulfiling jobs I’ve ever done... hustle-bustle around them, pains and pleasures, so much to learn.... I’m happy to have a daughter who becomes like a best friend when she has grown even when we live far apart. Happy birthday to your loved Natalie from me, too.

Barb said...

A happy belated birthday to Natalie. Such a lovely tribute, Linda. I've had the Grands, so I'm a bit behind visiting. I'll be E-mailing you soon. Hope your weekend has been as good as mine.

Eileen said...

This is a beautiful post! And such a wonderful tribute to your Natalie!

I loved seeing all the photos (especially liked the one of your husband with her, so sweet), and she really was such a pretty baby (and she did look like Cindy Brady) and now she's such a beautiful woman!

Doesn't it seem impossible that so much time has passed? I can't get over it with my own. Where have the years gone?

Many Blessings on Natalie and her beautiful Mom!
Love to you,