This picture is of me on my first birthday. My mom was pregnant with my sister, Nancy. We are fifteen months apart. I was the first born of four. Every birthday I've made it a big deal with my mom, celebrating however old I was this day, was how long she had been a mother. I miss her call today very much. I miss telling her that today marks 52 years since she was a mother. But I got to do that last year, just a few weeks before she departed earth. On my 30th birthday I sent her 30 roses. I pulled out my baby book today and scanned some pictures. It is really fun to see them blown up for the first time. I thought I would share some here with you today. Oh, and notice the cake...it's an Italian Rum Cake...my very favorite to this day. And the dress I'm wearing was brought back from Italy by my Nana. I still have that dress. It is so pretty, all wool.
My Second Birthday
That's my Nana holding me and my best cousin, Debbie. Check out that doll cake. I remember having many of those throughout the years, made by my Mommy. I can't believe I'm wearing a summer outfit in January???? This is when I lived back in Connecticut, so you know it was cold.
MY FIRST REAL BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH SCHOOL FRIENDS
My Tenth Birthday
Too funny. I remember how fun it was to have a birthday party. I so remember that day very well. I remember that dress. It had smocking on the top. I think my mom made me that dress. It was blue and white. Funny how we remember certain things from our past.
Just thought I would share. I'm not as sad as I thought I would be today. So many have already made my birthday special, and to you, thank you so very much.
But sigh, I am now 52 years old!!! Okay, I know, 52 years young! Indeed, my heart will forever be young and I refuse to grow up!!!
and I'll end with this picture with my mommy one Christmas day. I wish I still had that blond hair! Oh, and I LOVED this dress so much. It's blue and a real party dress.
How come I never smiled in pictures????