Glimpse of Yesterday

Glimpse of Yesterday

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

17 Years ago today..........

We were blessed by a pink bundle of joy named Lacey. I was quite surprised because I was sure that the bundle would be blue. Considering that she arrived a full week late and not completely on her own was the first inkling that Lace would be one to do things her own way.

She's my quiet girl. Very shy but very quick to laugh. She has the driest sense of humor and it is always on time. Very i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t. Wants to do things on her own. By herself. That started at age 2 and has been full*steam*ahead ever since. Lacey is my adventurer. She's never afraid to try anything (unless it involves spiders), however, she doesn't want to waste any time being taught how to do something. When she was about 5 years old, we went to a local fair where they were offering pony rides. Lace was interested in having a ride until she saw that the pony was lead around a ring by a rope. No way!! She wanted to hop on a horse and gallop, by herself, across the meadow!

She is incredibly artistic. She is almost always involved in some sort of project of her own design whether it be drawing, jewelry making, making miniatures, origami, photography, etc. But she's her worst critic, also. I never understood the angst of an artist until I had one as my daughter.

We are so blessed to have a close, loving relationship. She likes shopping with me. We try to have regular movie nights together. I can usually get her to indulge in eating chocolate with me.
And - she loves antiquing with me. That's where we're headed today - to Putnam, Connecticut to check out the antique stores.

Her dad and I are so blessed to be able to raise such a beautiful, kind, loving and smart daughter.

Happy 17th Birthday, Lace!!

**Special note - In honor of Lacey's birthday, I am having a give-a-way........anyone who makes a comment on today's post will be eligible for the drawing on Saturday. So comments made beginning today, April 20 to Friday, April 23, are eligible.


  1. Well I'm commenting for sure! :D

    (I've just come from Nadine's where she is honoring her darling daughter's 18th.)

    Nothing like having a daughter who enjoys similar pursuits. My daughter is a love, but our interests couldn't be much further apart.

    Happy Birthday to Lacey! Hope that you two have great fun at the antique stores.

  2. Happy Happy Birthday Lacey!! I am sending something in the mail...fashionably late as usual. :)
    LOVE that pic of the 2 of you Lee and that middle one of Lacey is how I always think of her.


  3. I just discovered your blog - happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!!

  4. Popping over from Vee's.

    This post is very sweet. I feel much the same about my nearly fifteen year old. We do much together.

    Enjoy your day!
    You are both simply beautiful.


    Becky K.

  5. What a lovely tribute to your beautiful daughter! Our children are the source of our greatest joys aren't they? I found my way here via Vee and am now a follower as I so enjoyed visiting you today. Happy Birthday Lace :)

  6. I came by from A Haven for Vee to enter the giveaway. It's been awhile since I have entered one of these.

    Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  7. what a delightful daughter you have!

    i enjoy very sweet times with my own girls

    happy birthday, lacey!!!!

  8. Hello there- And a big Happy Birthday to Lacey!

    I have a daughter, too, and we are very close. Mine is a little older, but still I just don't think I'd make it without her!

    I just stepped over from Vee's place. Throw my name in your hat! And have a wonderful time!