Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, S-I-L!

How do you say thank you to someone who has filled your heart with joy?

How do you say thank you to someone who loves your daughter unconditionally?

How do you say thank you to someone who has fathered three of your grandgirls?

How do you say thank you to someone who is an outstanding role model to young minds?

How do you say thank you to someone who loves Orioles baseball?

Well, let's try this...

God blessed me with two sons, I carried under my heart. My daughter met an amazing man; a man who has loved, supported and tried his best to understand my daughter. A man who gave me a glass of water when I was thirsty. A man who wrote love messages in primer on the nursery walls of his first daughter (my first grandgirl) with me! (yes, we covered them with paint). A man who actually entertained the idea of writing Led Zeppelin lyrics as a border for above mentioned nursery (There's a Lady Who's Sure, All That Glitters is Gold, and She's Buying a Stairway to Heaven). Have I mentioned their first dance at their wedding was "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin? Are you feeling the love for my S-I-L???

I remember their wedding day well...I gave my daughter away to this man. Just moments before placing my daughter's hand in his...I whispered in his ear. I hope he forever knows I gave him one of my most precious gifts in this world. I gave him my daughter...to love, to care for, to respect, to share the rest of their days....
He has lived his promise, and I thank him.

God's plan was that I bring my two sons into this world. It was also God's plan that my daughters marry, so that I could love two more sons.

Kick back and enjoy a little bit of Led Zeppelin...the first dance of my daughter and my S-I-L. May I add, I was one of the few who truly appreciated the beauty of this song as their first wedding dance?

Happy Birthday,J...I thank you!
p.s. Momma loves you!

10 comments:

MightyMom said...

okay, I'm not a Zepplin fan...but from the first 2 min of lyrics I can see how it'd be a "lovely" wedding song...

someday I'll tell about the 2 songs that Subvet quoted the lyrics to the day he proposed to me......

;-)
oh, and why aqualung has been a theme song for our marriage....

Call Me Grandma said...

Happy birthday J.
What a beautiful birthday tribute.

I had 3 sons and always wanting a daughter and when Dan got married, I finally got one...Kat.
Now I have a beautiful grand daughter in Gabrielle.
God is good!

Bag Blog said...

As a mother of a precious daughter, I understand what kind of man it will take before I give her away. If your SIL is that kind of man, you are blessed indeed. Happy Birthday to your SIL.

AirmanMom said...

mightymom...I NEED to hear these stories!!!! aqualung??? hmmmm...most interesting! I am a Jethro Tull fan, so you definitely have my attention on this one!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

grandma...you are truly blessed! I try so very hard not to take all my blessings for granted!

AirmanMom said...

bag blog...our daughters only deserve the very best! I could not have gone out and selected a better man for my little girl!

Mommy C said...

thanks, momma. this is great! i will pass it along to j. : ) he is the best. and, yes, you were the only one yelling "whooo hoo!" during the song.
love you.

AirmanMom said...

mommy c...I do love you, your husband and my three grandgirls so!
See ya in a little while!

(oh yeah, I was the only one clapping and woo-hooing...I guess I was making enough noise for the entire room! Great memories!)

Coffeypot said...

Great tribute, AM and HBD to J.

You have such a kind and giving heart - even for an O's fan.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot, coffeypot... O's fans are the kindest, most patient and forgiving of people (cuz we have to).
Thank you for your (almost) kind words ;)