Saturday, October 12, 2013

Please Wish A Happy Birthday To Our Mindy Rose (Mimi)

Even though I am not

blogging this week I can't

miss posting my sweet

Mimi's birthday post.

She was born 10/12/77.

We weren't much at picture taking back then.

We had a Polaroid camera~

everyone did and

we were no exception.

It took quick pictures

but they were BAD.

And film was expensive

and we were oh-so-poor

when you were tiny.

Your sister, TPot, thought you

were her own personal pet.

And you were so good-natured

that you let her feed you

whenever she felt like it.

You were her best audience..

Always a step behind her

because you were only

a year younger.

If she sat in the leaves

you sat in the leaves~

You loved your birthday parties

at Happy Joe's Pizza Place

and rode the carousel whether

it was turning or not.

You would stay on

until we pried your fingers

from the horse.

And Oh! How you loved

being a bride.

I lost count of how many Halloweens

that you dressed as a bride.

YOU were ALWAYS a bride

and your brother was ALWAYS

a rabbit.

And, then, one day I turned around

and you were a young woman.

A young woman 

with a passion for singing

and a passion for the Lord.

You made a missions trip to China..

and saw a different side of life..

You came home

older and wiser.

You were beautiful dressed for

 your high school prom

where you wore a dress

that looked a lot like

a bridal gown.

It gave us a hint

of how beautiful you would be

as a real bride someday.

And your hair...Oh! Your hair..

Complete strangers would come up to

you and ask you where you got

your perm..

Your answer was always the same.

~From God~

And, finally, you didn't need to

dress as a bride for Halloween anymore.

No indeedy!

You would dress as a bride 

for your wedding

which was held outdoors.

and your Dad performed

the ceremony.

It was a dream wedding.

And about three years later

along came this little

dream boat.

And when Big BoyE was 2-1/2 

his brother, Charles-In-Charge

 joined him

And pretty soon

you will have one more beautiful baby.

Internet image

Next year's birthday will find you

a Mom to three!

Happy, Happy Birthday


A wonderful wife,

A wonderful mother,

but most especially,

A wonderful daughter.

We love you so-

I will be back the first of the

week-Thanks for your patience-

I promise to catch up as soon as I can!

your photo name


Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy birthday pretty lady. I hope your birthday is BLESSED.

xo Danielle

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know if Mimi is her real name or a nickname - but I can tell she is one loved girl. Happy birthday Mimi! And many many more. You are beautiful and I love the hair God gave you! sandie

Pam Kessler said...

Happy Birthday Mimi! Your hair is pretty special (coming from a straight haired girl)!

Nonnie said...

Happy birthday to Mimi! You are a beautiful lady indeed with a wonderful family. Love your hair and your name. Congratulations on the new little one.

lynn said...

happy bday, mimi! love you god given gorgeous curls:)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful Mimi!
Sending wishes for a grand day from the Pacific Northwest!

Vee said...

A lovely tribute to your beautiful daughter! Hope that she had a wonderful birthday...

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a lovely tribute to Mimi!She's so pretty and certainly does make pretty babies! I hope her day is filled with many special blessings!Happy Birthday, Mimi!

Celestina Marie said...

Happy Birthday to you Mimi. You are a gorgeous girl and it is easy to see as beautiful inside too.
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead and all Gods blessing upon you.
Happy Birthday.

Hi Diana, this is a lovely Birthday tribute. Great pics!!

Tete said...

Have a wonderful birthday, sweetie. Make sure your mom gets you something expensive.


Happy birthday to such a beautiful girl, who looks as lovely as her own mama! The three generations are so pretty and look like each other! Beautiful pictures you shared with us dear friend. May God bless Mimi in her new year of life and always. Hugs,

Gayla said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

this is so sweet. I love your tribute to your daughter.

Cozy Little House said...

That was so, so sweet.

missy said...

What a lovely tribute..Sweet..Happy Birthday Mimi..

Dewena Callis said...

Happy Birthday, Mindy Rose! I loved your proud mama's birthday tribute to you and seeing your beautiful family. An exciting year ahead for you. God bless!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter & kisses to you!
Tammy x

Tammy Chrzan said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter & kisses to you!
Tammy x

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I always think the mother should be the one to celebrate a childs birthday. You are truly blessed. Hope she had a great day.

Nellie said...

Sending the best of birthday wishes to Mimi!

Missing you, Diana! Hope you have been enjoying your visitors this week!

xo Nellie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Birthday Mindy Rose and may you many many more. Such a beautiful you lady - i know you are so proud of her Diana. Miss your posts - hope you are having a wonderful visit with your cousins.

Shirley said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you. Your birthday is the same day as my daughter's wedding anniversary. They celebrated 17 years today. You have two cuties and the third looks like maybe will be here soon. Hope you had a wonderful day. Diana, I will miss you Monday having eye surgery. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Fiend.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Beautiful post and beautiful daughter! Happy Birthday wishes!

kelli said...

how sweet!!! happy birthday mimi!

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Birthday to MiMi how sweet are all these pictures. Thanks for sharing these Diana.

Teresa said...

Happy birthday MIMI. You have lived such a wonderful life with a lot of caring and giving of yourself. I hope that you have many more wonderful birthdays with your loving family at your side. Just think your next birthday will include another little one to love (as though you don't already!). What a wonderful post!

Merlesworld said...

Happy birthday, you do have wonderful curly hair.
Merle..... ........... ...........

boopnut said...

Beautiful memories and many more as Mimi celebrates her birthday!

Maria Elena said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful young lady! Diana, loved this post!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Aww, this post brought tears to my eyes! Happy Birthday Mindy!

Susie said...

Happy birthday beautiful Mimi. xoxo,Susie

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely woman.
Talk to ya later, Diana!

Mindy said...

Awwww, so sweet. And great old pictures!

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Birthday to your Mimi, Diana. What a wonderful post this is. I love to see all the stages in one's life cause it lets me know the person a little better. That's so funny that she dressed up often as a bride, and she was a lovely one when she was a real bride. I remember the Poloroid camera well. I used to take pictures with it at a fundraiser that we had every year. It's hard to find the Poloroid film any more.

Happy Birthday Mimi.


Shopgirl said...

And she has red hair just like me...she is perfectly wonderful, and you love her...Big Hugs, your absent Mary

Romeo said...

Happy happy birthday Mimi!!!! You will share your cake won't you?!?!? How about the ice cream???? I'll wait patiently.....


Romeo and "her"

must love junk said...

What a sweet 'tribute'!! Happy Birthday to Mimi! :)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter, Mimi :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

happy, happy birthday!

Japolina said...

Happy Birthday Mimi. Such a lovely post Diana!

Donna said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Mimi! She is a beautiful daughter, wife, and mom. She is so blessed!

Gert said...

Happy Birthday Mimi! What a beautiful lady you are!! God is so good...and he surely blessed you with that lovely hair!! smile..


Heaven's Walk said...

Happy Birthday, Mindy! God knew what he was doing when he made Diana your sweet momma. You were given the best! :)

xoxo laurie

Maureen Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday Mimi. Keep on being the same wonderful you!

Kay G. said...

Happy Birthday, Mimi!
What a wonderful post that your Mom has put together about you!
You will be a mother to three!! You are blessed indeed!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday MIMI!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful post Diana...Happy Happy Birthday to Mimi!!

Cristina Garay said...

What a beautiful post, Diana! Happy Birthday to Mimi! I love her hair ;)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Happy Birthday to Mimi! Such a lovely birthday tribute, and a beautiful family!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Happy Birthday to Mimi! Such a lovely birthday tribute, and a beautiful family!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Mimi!!! Love all the old photos.....and her being a bride each halloween was too darn cute!!

Karen said...

I know you are so proud of this wonderful daughter of yours and all of your family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Gypsy Heart said...

A belated Happy Birthday for her! She's sooooo beautiful! Love her hair ~


Val said...

That's so sweet.

Happy birthday from another Naturally Curly. :)

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