Friday, July 20, 2007

Happy 36th


When I was 12 years old my mom told me she was going to have a baby. Perhaps a lot of pre-teens would have been totally aghast at such a thing, but not me. No sirree... that was exciting news to a baby-lov'n girl such as I. I already had 4 younger brothers and sisters but there was always room for one more. So imagine my delight when we discovered that there would not only be one baby - it was twins! It turned out to be twin girls. I was in baby heaven. Being the oldest, I helped my mom with much of their care. I even got to hold one all the way home from the hospital in the car. (This was before the days of car-seats). I helped with diaper changing, bathing, bottles, fixing hair, dressing - all the daily chores of raising a baby. And I loved it. They have always been the babies in our family - and we have always spoiled them! When they were 5 years old I left home to go far away to school. I think the hardest part was leaving my babies! Even though today they are all grown up and have 6 little ones between them - they are still my baby sisters. They have become more like sisters to my daughters and I have always said that I hope I can be half the aunt to their kids that they have been to mine. They are celebrating a birthday this next week and I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell them I love them - I'm glad they are part of my family - and Happy Birthday!

9 comments:

Mindy said...

Ohhhhhh RaRa!! That birthday message totally made my day!! Thank you so much! It made the fact that I will be turning 36, a number closer to 40 than 30, not so bad. Casey was right, you are a bundle of niceness! Thanks again for your lovely words. I love you so much, Mindy

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

Happy Birthday to your sisters!! What an amazing help to your Mother you were...not only a sweet big sister, but a built in nanny to lend an extra set of hands! I also wanted to let you know I have returned to blogville with a new name and address. You can now visit me at: www.awateredgarden.blogspot.com. I will be back for a visit and to catch up on reading postings made during my recent sabbatical. Blessings, Diane

Becky said...

And a happy birthday to you! ... er ... her! That as a sweet birthday greeting.

I have been thinking about you and wondering about how you are doing.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Hey, I'm that same number! So the fact that you called them "babies," well...I'll just have to bask in that a little bit. :) But really, what blessed ladies to have a such a sweet big sister. You are adorable and I absolutely love coming to your blog. :)

pei girl said...

what a wonderful post Robin and happy birthday to your sisters. have an awesome day (hugs from the Island)

Mishel said...

Happy Birthday to your sisters!! : )

On the Journey to Victory said...

Happy Birthday to your sisters!

I was just stopping over to catch up on your posts. I hven't been around blog world much lately and wanted to stop by and say Hi and that I was thinking about you.

I hope you have a great week!
~Betty~

Missy said...

Thanks for the great birthday message! That was great! I love you Robin, and couldn't be any more proud of my big sis. I remember the days when you were my "second" mom, and will always cherish the memories. I think you went above and beyond the call of duty, and I truley appreciate it. Your are a wonderful, gifted woman and I aspire to be like you one day. So again, thanks for the kind words and I also thank you for your girls, I couldn't ask for better neices! Love ya lots, Missy

Corrie said...

How fun! I didn't realize you had twins in your family too! It was sweet to read your comment about them being wonderful aunts to your children! Very special!
Hope you have a great day, Robin!