"And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson......"
Daughter of my heart... you get it.
Today is her birthday, her 33rd birthday.
Yes....she IS blowing bubbles.
She is a very brave young woman. She married my oldest son, Aardron, and made babies with him, AND he is still very much alive...heh.... Seriously people, if I had handpicked a woman to join our family I couldn't have done this well.
I first met Deidre when she was still in highschool, a teenager! Beautiful, funny, always ready to chip in and help out, she was at our home a lot. She treated me with respect and would look me straight in the eye during our conversations. (those 'other' girls were intimidated by me) Pretty much seemed very natural having her around and my son adored her (yes, he still does). Even if he hadn't....I still would have. She and Aardron met in 1991 and have been hangin' ever since. That's a long time, they were very young so I really find it all quite amazing. They lived together 4 years before making the union official, it was already a union....they were married in '95...had Conor in '97...then Gracie in '03.
(at a family wedding)
I believe souls travel in packs...I do. Deidre has always been just so familiar to me, same goes for her Mom and Grandmother Beth and get this...they believe the same thing...that souls travel in packs, you might would think that was amazing (and/or craziness) but I really don't because I really do believe it. Proof enough for me.
How many DILs out there invite their MILs in for the birthing of their children? Mine did. See? amazing.You just cannot imagine how much that meant to me.
Now see, I'm having a little trouble writing this post because as with my own, from my body, children, there's just so much information, so much in the way of emotions...that my brain just kind of shuts down and I can't get it all expressed. Believe me though, this woman means the world to me, and the rest of the family. We are so very blessed and happy to have her. She's a real and exceptional human being.
(Dropping Gracie off this morning, on her way to work, yes, she DID have to go to work on her birthday!)
A month or so ago, it was still cold here, she was admiring the Calorimetry I made for Gracie and made the comment "You could make me one of those for my birthday"....
Knit with US6 circs, artful yarns shakespeare, 100%wool...I did modify the pattern just a bit, in that on the last row before binding off I K2tog (#7&8 stitches) across, to pull it in just a bit, it hugs the head a bit better that way.
Happy Birthday Deidre, I love you dearly.
Happy Knitting to all and continue to make.good.time.