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.
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