Sorry that I have not been around lately! I’ve had a busy week! I always take my birthday off if it falls on a workday. That is my gift to me. But that didn’t stop my sweet friends at work from remembering me!

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I am so blessed!

And then my daughter surprised me. I had planned on having a quiet birthday at home. My husband’s birthday is the day before mine and we just happened to be expecting our second granddaughter around the same time. And so Brookie called and said that she had taken the week off to come and celebrate our birthdays and hopefully be here when her brand new niece was born. So she spent the day with her dad. She made him breakfast and then they hung out all day until I got off. They went to Parkfield and ate at the James Dean little diner on the way home.

The next day I woke up to bustling in the kitchen and she made me a delicious vegan birthday breakfast.

brookie's breakfast

And baked me a delicious vegan cake!

brookie birthday to me

Did I raise the most thoughtful offspring or what?!

I was born on my grandma’s birthday. We always had a special relationship. There is just something very unique about sharing the same day we were both born.  Over the years, I learned to appreciate our bond more and more. She called me “Honey Girl” That was her name for me. Even into my thirties, I would call her and I can’t explain just how wonderful it felt hearing her greeting “Well, hello Honey Girl”. She always sounded so happy to hear from me. I miss her more than I ever could imagine. Sometimes I still feel the urge to call her  when I need a soft place to fall or just to hear her sweet voice say “Well hello Honey Girl.”

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This year I got a wonderful birthday present! My 2nd granddaughter was born! And you guessed it! On my birthday!

Randy with our babyChad and Sophia1 (2)

My Son and his Daddy                                                  My Son and his new daughter

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My Baby and her new niece

(I had to respect Sophia’s sweet Mama’s wishes to not be photographed quite yet~ But she is beautiful too!)

I pray that baby Sophia and I have the same special relationship that my grammy and I had! I have a new Honey Girl. I never realized that name meant so much to me until now. But I think I just may pass it down again…

brookie's cake

So this year I say…

Happy Birthday Grandma and Happy Birthday Sophia Oh Honey Girl of mine!

I wonder if my Grandma had something to do with the date from up there in heaven?

Do ya think?


23 thoughts on “Honey Girl

  1. Diane
    When you mentioned babies in your other comment – well I had to go look! I’ve been so busy the past few weeks … Changing computers, trying to buy a house (restoration!!), and writing that I got behind in my reading.
    I’m sooooo thrilled for you and your family!! I love love love babies!!! I recently opened up about how much I wanted children even at a young age. They are the purest love. God’s special gift!

    So thrilled for you my bloggy life friend!!
    My God-connection friend. 🙂
    ~ Heather

  2. Oh my dear, dear, dear Diane!!! 1. Happy belated birthday!!!!! 2. Your husband is so sweet and your daughter is amazing. Your birthday cake and breakfast look delicious! 3. How special it is to share your birthday with these 2 special people in your life. Congratulations!!! You are a blessed women indeed!!! 😀 xoxoxo

    1. Thank you Patricia!
      I am running into the shower and procrastinating. Need to drop a gift off to my mom before I head down off the hill to work and should be outta here but just saw that I missed a bunch of these and had to pop in to reply to yours!

  3. Oh what a beautiful and blessed week you have had.. Congrats all the way around. I too have 2 grand daughters and I love them to the moon and back..
    Beautiful new Honey Girl you have 🙂

  4. Congratulations Honey Girl on your newest Grand Child! I hope you had the best Birthday ever. God bless and keep you and your family healthy, happy, and wonderful always!

  5. Aw, Diane, let me start by saying Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you got a DOUBLE portion of blessing on your special day. And, can I just say the nickname your grandmother gave you, is sooooo precious. I think it’s beautiful that this legacy will continue you on in Sophia’s life. She’s a lucky little girl! 🙂

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes and taking the time to read this!!! It’s pretty long! Yeah she was pretty cute huh? lol.
      Thank you again!

  6. What is the actual date? What a fantastic day you had and how tall (and how beautiful) is that cake? Yes you did raise fantastic offspring. I am so happy that your granddaughter has the same birthday as you and your grandmother. Perfect!

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