Sunday, February 15, 2009

February Angel - I'm so happy!

Well, I'm just such a happy camper today. When I tell you why...you may think it doesn't take much to make me ecstatic.

When we packed away Mother's things last Fall, my mental state wasn't the best. As a result, I couldn't remember where I had put things.
As my Feb. birthday neared, I began wondering where my birthday angel could be.

That little angel has been in Mother's care since I was a little girl.

As you can see below, there she is at my 7th birthday. I hate to admit that was almost 50 years ago. Ouch!




Well, Mr. Dumpling and I were plundering in the attic yesterday and there she was! Oh the joy!



As you can see, she's had a rough time. Her little wing has been glued but that doesn't decrease the value to me in the least.



I love that my mother kept her all these years...that she put her on all my birthday cakes...and that she has been found.



16 comments:

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, I'm so glad you found her. I know she holds a lot of meaning for you. Happy Birthday!

Lorri said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful thing to have kept all of these years. I am so happy that you found her. Thanks so much for sharing.
Lorri

bj said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm so so glad you found her. I have an angel that my mom kept hanging above my school pictures. I treasure her so much and I know you love this little angel, too.
A Feb. birthday is special...Happy Birthday, Southern Belle!
Oh...and I am totally in love with your dishes in your header. I want to start a collection of red and white dishes..I have the blue and white transferware.
xo bj

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful story! This got me all choked up this morning. I'm so glad you found your February Angel. :-)

marty39 said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh such precious sweet memories. How wonderful to have your angel found. I know she brings beautiful memories to you. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

I am choked up too and so happy that you found her and happy February birthday to you, Kathy.

Yellow Rose Arbor said... Best Blogger Tips

How special to still have your birthday angel!

Happy Birthday!

Katherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said... Best Blogger Tips

She is precious! I'm so glad you found her. Your mother was such a pretty lady, and you were an adorable little girl. laurie

Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips

Family traditions and such are wonderful, aren't they?

ann said... Best Blogger Tips

What lovely memories.I too am so glad you found her...ann

Sheri said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi JudyBug! I am happy you found your angel! I have a pinecone ornament that was on my mothers tray in the hospital when I was born (one week before Christmas) and I put it out every year--I don't know what I would do if I lost it! It's getting shabby looking but I don't care (it's over 40 years old now!) Happy Birthday to you!
Hugs,
Sheri

ceekay said... Best Blogger Tips

She is so sweet. Being a fellow February birthday girl..I thought you would appreciate that I was 50 years old before I got a birthstone ring. I was thrilled and still am that I finally have it! Glad you found your b/d angel.

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

This coming May it will be two years since my own mother passed away and she too kept things for years that I made or had given her. I posted A Sampler of Love on my blog, if you care to have a look. These treasures that we hold dear, from years gone by, truly are a gift.

prof en retraite said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Judy Bug...How sweet that your mom kept her all these years and how wonderful that you found her!! It's the little things that have all of the meaning attached to them, isn't it? hugs...Debbie

Carla said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely surprise, you found it just when the time was right!! Blessings to you this Valentine and birthday season:)

Cami @ Creating Myself said... Best Blogger Tips

Too sweet! So glad you found her!