Happy Birthday to the person I love the most!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty GREC# 169695

Sometimes it feels like it was forever ago and sometimes it feels like it just just a short time ago.  But 24 years ago today was when my world changed forever.  I became a mom.  It was at 4:15 in the afternoon that my little bundle of joy arrived and every year at 4:15 I call her to wish her happy birthday!  This year was no exception.  She had just stepped out of class and was headed to pick up her car from an oil change and then head on to finish her regular 24 shift.

She's always been an over achiever.  Driven to be he best at what she does, no matter what something is at the time.  Currently she has a full class load, a full time job and is working on 300 clinical hours for school and is a volunteer fire fighter in the county she lives.  She's always on the go. 

She's going to be finishing up Medic school in December and maybe she'll take a little break, but she doesn't plan to stop her education there.  She has wobbled once or twice about her career goal.  When she started college just one month after she finished high school she told me she going to be an athletic trainer.  I knew better.  I've always known she was meant to save lives.  And I still am so excited for her on a day she gets to do that.  I am also sad when not everyone makes it.  She's had some rough days at work and I'm so very proud of her.  No matter how sad one day makes her at work, she pulls herself together and keeps at it.

She's such a touch kid.  Although I know she's not a "kid" anymore she of course will always be my "itsy bitsy tiny baby".  I wasn't even aware when she started training to be a fire fighter.  I have to admit I wasn't trilled.  But I'm still proud of her.  I worry of course every single day.  Even on her off days I never know when her fire pager will go off. 

So I'd like to ask you to do things. 

  1. Join me in wishing my Abigail a very happy birthday
  2. Always pull over for emergency vehicles.

It could be my daughter driving that ambulance and I know the family that calls 911 wants any emergency vehicle to arrive as quickly as possible and safely. And of course I want my daughter to be safe.

 

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Patricia Kennedy
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Tammy, please send Abigale a great big birthday hug!  And a good reminder to stay out of the way of emergency vehicles.  

June 20, 2012 03:58 PM #1
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Tammy-You have a beautiful daughter just like her Mom and she is definitely a go-getter. Many adults don't have that kind of a load. She is to be congratulated and you did a fabulous job raising her to become the happy well-adjusted beautiful young lady she is. Happy Birthday Abigail.

June 20, 2012 04:00 PM #2
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Pat- Sad that I'm not seeing her today.  We celebrated Monday night.  But I promise to pass along the hug.

Sharon- Thanks Sharon and yes, she does carrly a heavy load.

June 20, 2012 04:09 PM #3
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I am smiling right down to my toes...LOVED this post...and your beautiful and brave daughter. Many Blessings and a Big NC HUG ((( )))

June 20, 2012 04:18 PM #4
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Love to hear a proud Mom brag about her kid. Happy Birthday to Abigale. Be well my friend.

Cal

June 20, 2012 04:49 PM #5
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Ohhh what a sweet and touching post - Abigail is a dream daughter.  Please give her a big old BananaTude hug from all of us tudes!  Happy Birthday Abigail! Here's a cake for her!

 

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June 20, 2012 05:26 PM #6
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Happy Birthday to Abigail.  You must be very proud.  And I always do pull over when I hear the siren.  I will think of her when I do the next time.

June 20, 2012 05:47 PM #7
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Tammy, Happy Birthday to Abigail! Why am I not surprised that she is an over-achiever :) Apple-tree, apple-tree.

Sharon

June 20, 2012 07:31 PM #8
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janeAnne- your comment made me smile

Cal- I'm very proud of her

Anna- and it's a beautiful cake :) 

Jane- :)

Sharon- I didn't have near the drive she does at her age.  I was a young mommy though.

June 20, 2012 07:38 PM #9
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You have reason to be proud of your itsy bitsy tiny baby. She is beautiful, brave, talented and very much loved!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday!

Margaret

 

 

June 20, 2012 08:37 PM #10
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Tammy, Happy Birthday to your special daughter. I know you are very proud of her and love her a lot.
June 20, 2012 08:39 PM #11
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Abigail Elizabeth
Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I actually had a really neat birthday experience. I got to be a part of three different organ harvest teams coming to retrieve a heart, lungs, and liver from a young woman who tragically lost her life recently. So spending all night awake has been totally worthwhile! 0700 can't come soon enough... Beach time!!!
June 21, 2012 02:03 AM #12
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A very happy birthday to your special daughter.  She's beautiful and accomplished.  More importantly, she is a tremendous role model for other little girls to look up to.  On behalf of other women, I am so proud of your daughter.

June 21, 2012 06:56 AM #13
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She has that glint in her eye. It's the same glint that you have, Tammy. Mischievous but kind and sweet underneath. I can see it. Happy birthday, Abigail.

June 21, 2012 07:29 AM #14
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Tammy- I'm a little late but I just wanted to wish your very beautiful (inside and out) Abigail a very Happy Birthday!!!

June 21, 2012 07:33 AM #15
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Margaret- thanks and she sure is loved.

Debbie- yes and yes

Mona- she's gonna love that

Elizabeth- yeah, she is a little mini me in both the good and the bad ways.  Very stubborn.  We butted heads a lot.

Kathy- she's gonna be celebrating for a few extra days.

Boo Bear- how neat.  Love you.

June 21, 2012 11:19 AM #16
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Thank GOD Abigail Elizabeth (and I'm Carla Elizabeth) wasn't born at 3:48 a.m.   Belated wishes to Abigail!!

June 21, 2012 04:44 PM #17
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Carla- no way I'm not a morning person.  I wouldn't have gotten up to go to the hospital at that time of morning.

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