Malachi's Promise "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers...." Malachi 4:6

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Once Upon a Time . . .


. . . not so long ago, on this very day at 2 a.m. in the morning, my daughter Natasha was born. We were thrilled to welcome her to our family -- especially after a 23-hour labor. On the way home from the hospital, 8 or 9 hours after she was born, Natasha slept through her first outing. We stopped at Bob Evans where she and I enjoyed blueberry pancakes for breakfast.


Here it is just a few years later and she has a baby of her own! How does time go by so fast? In a few years, her baby will be grown, too.

Though she's there and we're here, my heart is there with her today, wishing her the happiest of birthdays.




Here's a little cake for you, Natasha. I wish it were real but it wouldn't travel well in the mail and I know your sister baked you a real one yesterday. I guess this is for the memory of happy birthdays at home.

Happy Birthday, dear Natasha!


To you, dear readers: This photo with the cake was taken a few years ago but it could have been taken today. Our birthday cakes are always, always the same recipe: Sharon's Chocolate Cake. We all love it and ask for it every year for our birthdays. Come back on Friday and I'll share the recipe.



5 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Natasha from across the pond.

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  2. Children are all too soon grown and have babes of their own. I miss my babies and sure would love the opportunity to start again knowing how quickly time passes. I cherish my four children and do adore with all my heart the eight grandchildren they have given me. Thank you for your heart warming story. P>S> Choc. cake is our favorite too. Happy Birthday Natasha.

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  3. Happy belated birthday to Natasha, and the babe is simply precious...

    Dee at Shakin' the Family Tree

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  4. Happy Birthday Natasha! Yes, time goes by much too fast doesn't it? Especially when it comes to our children growing up.

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  5. Thank you for the birthday wishes! (Even though I'm late reading this and commenting). It better be more than just a few years, but as I already know the time does pass quickly. All too quickly. And I think it's funny that I think I look tiny in the photo but Malachi was a good three pounds lighter than me even!

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