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Thursday, October 31, 2013

transformation on a thursday.....a special place in my heart

My oldest daughter has blessed me with four grandchildren. Her oldest Reece, is up in Heaven watching over us. He is a special little angel sitting next to my father, whom he was named after. 

After Reece, there is JH (whom we affectionately call Bubba), Sid, and Tessa. 

I absolutely adore all of my grandchildren. I feel so blessed to know each one of them, and I have learned that becoming a grandparent is the reward for all of the other things that have come before in your life. They will transform you in ways that you never imagined.

Today I want to talk about Sid, because today is her special day. It is the day she turns eight years old. 


Sid is so many things all rolled into one amazing little package. She is funny, smart, serious, artistic, organized, caring.......and best of all she is loving.


She makes everyone's life better.

On her fifth birthday she asked me what I was going to be for Halloween. I said I was going to be something really scary. I was going to dress up as myself. Five year old Sid came over, put her arm around me, and said "You're not scary, Nana. You're just lovable."

I know one thing. You have my heart, Sid. 

So happy happy birthday. I wish I was there to celebrate it with you, but I will be thinking about you all day.


Enjoy your special day and when you are trick or treating be sure to mention it is your birthday. Maybe they will give you an extra treat.



 

18 comments:

  1. Laura, I am sending birthday hugs to Sid. She is a cutie pie. Don't kids just touch your heart with their sweetness? Blessings to all. xoxo,Susie

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  2. How fun to have a birthday on Halloween - she is a cutie :-)

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  3. She is so adorable! Hope she has an extra special day.

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  4. Happy, Happy Birthday to your sweet Sid. She is a beautiful little girl. I am sure she has her own special place in your heart. xo Diana

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  5. What a darling child. Eight is such a special age, too. Still a child, but learning so much. How blessed you are.

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  6. Happy Birthday Sid! Today is my birthday too. How about that? Its' fun to have a Halloween birthday. I don't have any grandchildren yet, but have heard its wonderful. Hopefully, one day I will get to experience that.

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  7. She is just precious Laura! What a sweet loving child. I agree that Grandchildren are our reward for later in our lives! Mine has changed my life forever in the very best way. Happy Birthday to Sid!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Aw, happy birthday to Sid! What a sweetie!

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  9. Happy Birthday SID and she is so blessed to have you honor her like that . I was having happy tears reading it .>SO touching and sweet. Hope that her birthday is super blessed. HUGS

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  10. Oh, Laura...I can't wait for the day I'm a grandmother! I have a feeling it's going to be a lot like you have described and more! Sid looks like such a warmhearted little girl. Give her a Happy Birthday hug from me!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Happy Birthday to Sid! She's beautiful inside & out. :)

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  12. Happy Birthday, bright and beautiful Sid! I can feel your Grandma's love for you all the way up here, in the Pacific Northwest!
    w/L

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  13. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Sid. You are indeed blessed Laura.

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  14. Congrats Laure on number 4. Sid sounds so special and what she said to you melted me in a million pieces!!! Thanks for sharing this!

    Cynthia

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  15. I am very envious of your grandchildren. My count is 0 at present, but I know it will happen one day.

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  16. Sid is beautiful! I have three granddaughters that live in Wa. We are hoping to get a bit closer them so we can visit more often..

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