Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The day that my oldest son, Adam, brought Suzanne into our lives was a blessed one indeed! I love her as if she were my own. She is the best thing to ever happen to Adam, and I am so thankful they are travelling life together!

I am always delighted to be around her. We've taken some fun trips, and there will be many more of those! We may not like exactly the same things, but we do love shopping together!

Suzanne came into our family...and truly became part of our family. She loved Mom, and they shared the same aesthetic. They could ooh and aah over a piece of fancy glass like you wouldn't believe. Mom loved her, and appreciated her.

She and Pop have a very sweet relationship, as well. She is always taking him something good to eat. He says often just how happy he is that she is part of our family now.

And, here she is with the love of her life. I feel so blessed that Adam's heart is safely held in hers. That is a gift I do not take for granted!

Happy Birthday, sweet girl. I love who you are, I love your sweet smile, I love your kind and gentle heart. My birthday wish for you is that all the dreams you are holding and keeping in your heart come to fruition in the coming year. God bless you today and always.


Lynne said...

Happy birthday to Suzanne. That was a lovely tribute - your love for her shows through bright and clear!

Kristen said...

How very sweet! It is truly a blessing to have this special relationship. I have a wonderful relationship with my MIL, but I have learned from others that that is not always the case. Happy Birthday to Suzanne!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How precious, Tonja. I love her smile and these pics. The one of your mom on your lap is so sweet. So, so sweet.

So, are we gonna baptize by immersion instead of sprinkle?

That is code for when is the Love going to change to Law? wink wink.

nancygrayce said...

It is a special gift to love and be loved by our daughters in law! I only have boys like you, so they are our girls! Hope she has a happy birthday!

Musicaljean said...

So precious - the tribute to her and the relationship she has with your family. I can identify, because I feel exactly the same way about Lori.

racheld said...

I KNEW that would be what you called Suzanne.

That's what my own Dear MIL calls me.

Kat said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter-in-love Suzanne. I know how you feel since I have two daughter-in-loves myself that I love like daughters. We are blessed.



Southern Lady said...

What a loving birthday gift for Suzanne, Tonja. I'm sure she feels very blessed to be a part of your sweet family.

Best wishes to you for a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration filled with sweet memories of Thanksgivings Past spent with your mom.