Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Autumn Sunshine

You know the song You Are My Sunshine. When Autumn was a baby I would sing it to her while she was nursing, except I sang "You are my sunshine, my Autumn sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray... " She loved it. And truly, she is my sunshine. I am so blessed to have this sweet girl in my life. It is a joy to be her mother, and each year we grow closer.

Autumn marches to her own drum. She is a good thinker, and doesn't mind being different. She takes charge when she needs to, and is fiercely loyal. It takes her awhile to warm up to those whom she doesn't know well. She tends to be quiet in a group. She observes more than she talks, but believe me, she takes it all in, and has definite opinions.

Autumn is my right hand girl. I truly don't know what I would do without her. She can run the household without me if necessary, and I trust her to do so.

She loves to sing, read, laugh, and sleeps late. She is my daughter, and my friend. I love you, Autumn!

Happy 15th birthday!

16 comments:

nannykim said...

That was my favorite song to sing to my daughter also!! My daughter is now 28!! Happy Birthda to your kiddo!!

randi---i have to say said...

Autumn, you are adorable! Happy birthday to you. I hope your day is a special one!

Emily said...

Oh Tracy... this post gave me shivers -- the good kind! What an utterly beautiful tribute to your daughter. I dearly hope to be a mother like you -- one who treasures her children so strongly.

From what you describe of Autumn, she sounds a lot like me! Autumn I hope you had a truly wonderful birthday!

Blessings to you and your family Tracy :)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I, too, sang that song to my girls when they were little. What a great memory.

Happy birhtday to your amazing daughter. I loved the age of 15 and the time I shared with each girl at this age. Hold on to every minute as she will continue to grow and change.

The pictures are wonderful and fun. She is just too cute!

Anna S said...

Happy birthday, Autumn!!

Karen said...

Such a beauty!!! Beautiful cake, too!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Autumn! Sounds like a wonderful young lady.
That cake looks good. Did you make it?

Tracy said...

Lori,
I did make the cake. It was a quickie. Took about 20 minutes to decorate, but she was happy!

Jodi said...

Love your groovy cake! Happy Birthday to your lovely girl.

USAincognito said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your daughter!! Wish I had had that with my mother when I was growing up. She is very lucky to have you as her mom!
Happy Birthday to Autumn! :)

Rachel said...

Love Autumn's birthday pics and the cake is just perfect!!!!

Samantha said...

Happy birthday Autumn! What a beautiful name.

Your cake is adorable Tracy!

Stacie said...

Hi Mrs. K,
Happy Birthday, Autumn!
Those are good pictures! Autumn is definitely so much fun! I am so glad that she is my best friend!

Stacie said...

Oh, and the cake is beautiful!

Ruth said...

What a great daughter!! I love her pictures and the cake you made!! She is such a beautiful young lady. Too bad we don't live close because my Beth is 14, and they sound quite similar!!

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

Happy Birthday to Autumn!! Great photos of her special day. Tracy, Doesn't it seem like you blink and they're all grown??!!